An Afternoon of Quiet

We’ve not been in the house for the duration of our three weeks of workshops.

During the week we had some time away and headed up to the cemetery for some peace and quiet,

allowing us to collect our thoughts and be in the peaceful companionship of many former residents

 

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The Fourth Day…

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The sun managed to stay out this morning which gave us the perfect opportunity to dry some moulds in the sunshine

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We ventured over to Tottenham Marshes for lunch and an opportunity to explore the area a little more in-depth, as well as too catch some sun!  We are discovering just how friendly the Tottenham community is and have had some interesting chats both on the marshes as well as in the morning at 810

It seems that anything out of the ordinary really sparks curiosity in folk!

We made it back in the nick of time as the heavens opened not long after we returned for the afternoon session

Yet another budding artist who also happens to be a potter, came and joined us bringing with her a lovely splash of colour to liven up what turned into a pretty wet afternoon

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Day Three

We had another fantastic day of workshops

Our sessions saw our talented potters hard at work and there were some beautiful designs being produced on both pots and tiles

Towards the end of the sessions, there was the opportunity to see inside the house where the exhibition will be held and an opportunity to work outside and enjoy the sunshine

 

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The Second Day of Workshops

We are really starting to settle in at 810 High Road and make ourselves at home.

The team at Haringey Council and stopped by in the morning to see how things were progressing and to book themselves onto one of the workshops.

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Everyone got involved and as the participants were all from the local area and have lived most of their lives there, their knowledge of Tottenham’s history and also their personal stories were fascinating.

The workshop residency is kicking off to a great start and really is hitting home the benefits of sharing and being able to experience the process of making and how it can bring people together

A bit of a tidy up and the pots are ready to go…

There are definitely some very talented, budding artists out there and we felt very privileged to have had some of them working with us today – we don’t want to show all of their hard work just yet, they will all be revealed at the exhibition in July

There were some unexpected links between some of the participants through various family members knowing each other which helped the camaraderie to flourish even further!

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A Little Reading Space

We held our first workshop at Coombes Croft Library today which was a great success, with an extremely enthusiastic (and talented!) audience

There was lots of story telling and everyone jumped straight in and got down to the serious business of tile cutting and decorating…

There were some very interesting tiles made and some of our young, budding potters branched out into their own style of pots along with a small figurine!

Word it seems has started to spread and we had interest from other parties at the library who have booked on to future sessions

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