World Of Wedgwood: Focus Weekend



Venue details
World of Wedgwood, Wedgwood Drive
ST12 9ER
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  • Visiting information
  • Wednesday - Sunday 10am – 5pm.
    Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Artists: Duncan Hooson and Stephanie Buttle

On Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October, the 22 Hands event will culminate in an interactive residency where artists Duncan Hooson and Stephanie Buttle will be working within the site-specific installation they have created. Here, they invite the public to come and join in with their thinking and making as it happens. There will be opportunities for people to get involved with making, movement, and gesture all directly relating to the artists processes.

The event will be a performative, sociable exploration of the artist’s responses to ceramic production processes and the fascinating word of renowned sculptor Glenys Barton. Come and work alongside the artists in the space and explore new ways of thinking and making about ceramic production. Each experience will give a unique and personal insight into the artistic processes used.


12pm Sat 12th&Sun 13th October

The artists will be holding a 20 minute informal artist talk where there will be the opportunity for people to hear more about the artists work, their inspirations and the fascinating story behind the artworks and performances.


10am-4:30pm Sat 12th&Sun 13th October

Throughout the weekend the public are invited to take part in a free ornamenting workshop. This workshop, which is open to all ages, gives people the chance to make a personalised clay relief mould. Each unique mark will be stamped onto a series of stunning, large scale pots created by Duncan Hooson, coming together to create a truly collaborate series of works.



Sunday 13th October

Alongside the opportunity to join the artists in their making, World of Wedgwood will also be holding its Artisan Market with over 50 stalls presenting Fine Food and Artisan Crafts. In addition to the market, we will be joined by Stoke’s own Poet Laurette, Stephen Seabridge, who will be leading a poetry tour of the site.


Clay in Motion with Steven Seabridge
11am-12pm, 2pm-3pm – World of Wedgwood

Join Stephen Seabridge, Poet Laureate of Stoke-on-Trent, on our World of Wedgewood focus weekend. We we will be considering the link between the human body and the body of clay, the motion of industrial materials and the parallels with human mobility. Come along and respond to the human body as a material in motion. All welcome.

Please book to ensure your place, drop-ins welcome depending on capacity. Maximum of 10 participants.


22 Hands is generously supported by Potclays Ltd, a leading award-winning provider of ceramic supplies and training to the studio ceramics and paint-your-own- pottery markets.