This informal library is an opportunity for the public to
engage in the research and processes of some of the artists
and organisations we work with on our projects.


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“The Silence of Growing Things” Residency in Bengaluru, India

Exciting Update! After reviewing applications from 70 artists across the UK, we’re pleased to introduce the finalists for “The Silence of Growing Things” residency in Bengaluru, India, hosted by Artcore. Our finalists are Freya Gabie and Arjuna Keshvani-Ham. Freya Gabie, a sculpture graduate from Chelsea College of Art and the Royal College of Art, is known […]

Derbys sites of interest and Collections

I was able to visit the Royal Crown Derby Museum where we were given the tour of the collection by the museums curator Elizabeth Woledge, thanks to fellow resident Hayley Blackwell who organised it. Stand out pieces for me were the eggshell cup and saucer – so delicate literally felt like holding an egg shell, […]

Learning some new skills with Kathryn

Monoprint and underglaze transfer workshop with Kathryn Borg. Kathryn very kindly showed me some new decorating techniques using coloured slips and underglazes. First we created an underglaze transfer using paper (it needs to be thin paper like newspaper/rice paper). We used black underglaze in a squeezy applicator bottle, sketched an image on the paper then […]

Settling in

I’ve been settling into the studio and getting acquainted with the spaces at Artcore. Its certainly daunting starting a new project knowing the time constraints of the residency and the space we need to fill for the exhibition. Its such a wonderful space to showcase our work that I want to make sure I do […]

The beginning

My proposal for this residency is to deep drive into the processes and people behind the design and manufacture of the prestigious and historical company Royal Crown Derby, which is based in the heart of the city. It is a family run business employing people from the Derby community. I have envisioned many hands to […]

Inspiration and exploration

The first week of the residency involved visiting Derby to meet the Artcore Team and being shown the two sites they have, I had never been to Artcore before, so it was good to see the gallery at Albert Street and then the space at Charnwood street where we will be working for the next […]