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IWD 2024 @ Making Space | Thursday 7 March

On the eve of International Women’s Day, we invite you to join Making Space for an inclusive and creative evening celebrating women in craft. 

We will be hosting a series of activities which you can either book onto, or just drop in to. 

Clay Goddess Workshop with Heart & Soul Ceramic Co.

Making Space resident maker Kelly Ottesen will be offering a series of Ceramic Goddess Workshops. Join Kelly for a relaxed and welcoming 30 minute workshop making ceramic goddesses that celebrate the female form. All participants will also receive a complimentary glass of fizz to enjoy whilst making! Kelly will also have a range of her goddesses on display and available to purchase.

Workshops cost £20 and need to be booked. The sessions will take place at the following times: 5.30pm, 6.15pm, 7pm & 7.45pm. Please click on the link below to book a workshop. 

Illustration Workshop with Wood & Daughters celebrating the female form

Drop in to this fun workshop with mother & daughter team Tanya & Bathany aka Wood & Daughters. Celebrate the female form, body positivity and empowerment by exploring different illustration & doodling techniques to create an illustration to add to our collection and a badge to take away with you!

No need to book for this session, just ‘drop in’ when there is space to do so! 

Grandmothers Project Exhibition and opportunity to meet the maker

THE HIDDEN HISTORIES OF WOMEN; researching, reflecting and responding to our Grandmothers histories.

Artist Alison Baxter will be exhibiting her ever-growing collection of vessels inspried by peoples memories of their grandmothers.

Grandmothers have woven their life-skills and experience into the fabric of their family relationships through generations of women, creating a sense of security and belonging. I am exploring the threads of these connections using textiles, a medium with a unique history closely intertwined with domestic, social, cultural and political values as much as yarn and thread. 

I respond to the whispers of these lives and the fragments of information we have about these women, and interpret them visually by creating miniature vessels that reference both the female form and reflect the scale of significance of these women’s lives that history has allowed.

I have spoken to lots of women about their grandmothers and created a series of miniature vessels referencing their different characteristics.”

Alison will be there for this evening event to talk to visitors about the project, her creations and about your grandmother

Meet our Makers

We have invited our female resident makers to join us for the evening. You will be able to meet them, chat to them about their practices, what inspires them and also support them by making a purchase!

There will also be opportunities to take part in some free participatory activities inspired by International Women’s Day. We look forward to celebrating with you. 

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