1st November 2017 – York Art Gallery
Members were invited to explore the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA)’s current ceramics exhibition before it closed on 5 November, with a tour provided by curator of ceramics Helen Walsh. Participants could also spend time with artist Kate Haywood, who discussed her clay work in exhibition ‘Hoard’ in the Project Gallery.
19th April 2017 – Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich
The day centred around discussion for the SSN conference in 2018. We had a talk from ceramist Martin Smith on his Meissen Fountain project at the V&A as well as a tour of the centre by Director Paul Greenhalgh.
10th October 2016 – Harley Gallery, Worksop
Studio visits at the workshops behind the Harley Gallery, a tour of the Portland Collection and discussions around collecting and collections with specific reference to the Rufford Collection. (Image Harley Gallery and Studio)
22nd April 2016 – Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
Tour and talk with curator Howard Coutts: ‘The Evolution of the Dinner Plate’. Other talks included Northern Potters Association, Owning a Private Gallery and Emerging Potters magazine.