Date (s)

4 September 2017

Time

10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Geoff Swindell has been working on a very small scale making porcelain vessels normally less than 12 cms high since graduating form the Royal College of Art in 1970. Many of these pots are now owned by over forty museums and art galleries around the world including the V&A and the National Museum of Wales.

He is inspired by a wide variety of visual sources including illustrations of marine creatures, science fiction hardware, fossils, tin plate toys and objects eroded by sea and time found on the beaches of South Wales.

Teapots are not unusual, we are surrounded by them in all their various guises throughout our lives and where ever we travel. Creating a new one is very difficult requiring the resolution of all the aesthetic and formal problems involved in any work of art plus the specific practical design aspects allowing it to function and be fit for its’ purpose.

During the day Geoff will be talking about his development of the design idea and demonstrating his unique construction methods for the production of a teapot from the lump of clay to the finished item. He will also be showing and discussing a collection of his teapots, other work and source material in the gallery.

The day will be suitable for anyone, from beginner to advanced, amateur or professional, who is interested in the process of designer/craft thinking and making.

£45 inc lunch & refreshments

Call us on 01443 844131 or email workshops@nantgarwchinaworksmuseum.co.uk  to reserve a place

Places are strictly limited to maximum of ten people

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