Factory – The Poetry of Your Work



Venue details
Online via Zoom (link to follow registration)
Additional information

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The poetry of your work – ways to communicate the layers of your artwork.


This workshop will cover:

In this workshop for we will reflect on how creative practitioners communicate with audiences about their artist practice and ideas by:

  • Thinking about how audiences experience the artist statement
  • Reflecting on our own creative practice.
  • Using words and poetry to communicate the layers of an artwork to a general audience in a balanced, creative, meaningful way.

Do you find yourself staring at a blank page, or struggling to get around to opening up that file when asked to provide an artist statement for your work or piece of art?

It is hard sometimes to condense the layers of your art or the story of your career into a paragraph or two. This workshop will get your creative juices flowing by giving you short tasks to consider what is at the core of what you want to share with your audience about your creative practice and work.

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Who is this for?

This Workshop is for:

  • Creative Practitioners who want to explore a range of ways to communicate with audiences about their artist practice and ideas.
  • Students or people who are early in their career wanting to start thinking about a range of ways to best communicate ideas about their work.


Who’s delivering?

Gabriella Gay– Poet, Facilitator and Artist

Gabriella Gay is a page-stage poet and creative producer who is regularly commissioned to perform, write, organise events and facilitate workshops for a wide range of organisations.  She has made numerous TV and radio appearances and her work features in shows, exhibitions, advertisements and official videos. She is interested in amplifying the voices of overlooked people and places. She is  the founder of The Roaming Poets and Chair of Kwanzaa Collective UK*, a Staffordshire based collective of artists, activists and academics of colour. She is Cultural Champion of Newcastle Under Lyme and a Trustee of the New Vic Theatre.


Becki Kremer– Visual Artist and Writer

Rebecca (Becki) Kremer is a Stoke-On-Trent based multi-disciplinary artist and illustrator of mixed-race heritage, working with a variety of artistic mediums. Her work includes digital illustrations and acrylic painting; producing art that responds to spaces; large-scale murals; and creating patterns and prints for design projects.

She has a degree in music journalism and broadcasting and works as a professional writer, journalist and social media maverick.


This workshop is proudly run as part of the creative business support programme Factory. Factory is a partnership between Staffordshire Chambers of CommerceStaffordshire University, British Ceramics Biennial and ACAVA. The programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Follow this link for more information about other opportunities and workshops run through Factory.