The British Ceramics Biennial Health Programme works in partnership health and community organisations in Stoke-on-Trent to create opportunities for people to explore and imagine how clay and creativity can make a difference to their lives, communities and city.
Due to the social and physical nature of our work, it was impossible for us to continue to deliver the programmes safely under the new lockdown restrictions. Thanks to the incredible support and adaptivity from our partner organisations and lead artists, we are now delivering workshops online to Stoke Recovery Service and Starfish Social Hubs who have continued to work with their members by phone and online throughout the coronavirus outbreak.
These weekly artist-facilitated online sessions aim to provide motivation for creative activity during this difficult time. Rather than creating finished ‘artworks’ the sessions are designed to build creative confidence and skills that can be used in different contexts.
BCB has worked in partnership with Stoke Recovery Service since 2018 on the ReCast project and with Starfish Social Hub since 2019 as part of the Clay Works project.
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