York Museums Trust

Events - 17 Oct 15

Felt Making – Autumnal Scarf – Sat 17 Oct 2015

Date: Saturday 17 October 2015, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Gain an understanding of the basic principles of felt making and learn to use the techniques and materials safely and effectively.
Watch tutor demonstrations and then practice the skills and techniques associated with each subject.
This course is suitable for absolute beginners as well as the more experienced.

£35 per person (Plus £3.50 for materials on the day)

Includes admission.

For more information please visit:


T: 01904 552 806

E: york.learning@york.gov.uk

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Masterclass with Tom Wood: Drawing Ceramics – Sat 17 Oct 2015

Date: Saturday 17 October 2015, 10:30 am - 3:15 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Get closer to the collections of the Centre of Ceramic Art and draw what you see, under the expert guidance of established artist Tom Wood.

Morning session: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Afternoon session: 1:15pm – 3:15pm

Gallery admission applies

To book a place please contact York Museums Trust on 01904 697979

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The CoCA Lecture: ‘Walter Keeler, Old Pots, Museums and Making’  – Sat 17 Oct 2015

Date: Saturday 17 October 2015, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

The 2015 Annual CoCA Lecture will be delivered by Walter Keeler. He will be discussing the importance of old pots and museum collections on the evolution of his work.

Walter Keeler (born 1942) has been described as one of the UK’s most important and influential studio potters. His highly individual approach to tableware, exploring salt-glazed stoneware and whieldon-glazed earthenware.

The ‘articulated’ salt-glazed forms reference metalwork, whilst his lushly glazed whieldon pieces have an organic character and often sprout branches and thorns. Keeler has been potting for forty years and still remains dynamic and is innovative in his use and manipulation of clay with a liveliness that comes from confidence and experience.

Keeler was born in London and attended Harrow School of Art, London from 1958 until 1963 where he was trained by Michael Casson. He was Professor of Ceramics at the University of West England, Bristol from 1994-2002. Through his work and teaching, he has influenced generations of potters.

Keeler’s work is held in a number of British and International public collections. Examples can be seen in the displays in York Art Gallery’s Centre of Ceramic Art.

Please click here to book your place on our Eventbrite page.

Please note ticket price does not include entrace to York Art Gallery

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