Glasgow Ceramics Studios are opening their doors to give a rare glimpse of the studio spaces and members work. There will be free demonstrations and bookable workshops taking place as well as ceramic artists showing and discussing their work and how the studio runs. Glasgow Ceramics Studios are celebrating their new open access studio, funded initially by Creative Scotland and a private donor, and a full program of workshops, open access membership and schemes that support groups and individuals to work with clay. They are excited to welcome you to their studios and to take part in a free workshop. As part of the Doors Open Day theme, City in Flux, there will be an informal talk about the history of the building and Dennistoun. Formerly Will’s Tobacco Factory, built in 1953, Hanson Street Studios was redeveloped in 2001 to become Scotland’s first purpose-built studio and events complex for up to 200 artists with a large events/gallery space.
Free Workshop 1 @11.30am-1pm for 12 people: Come along and enjoy a hand building workshop with Melanie O’Donnell. You will have the opportunity to make a small vessel and learn about various forms of decoration including stamping, low relief and slip painting.
Free Workshop 2 @2pm-3.30pm for 12 people: Come along and enjoy a tile making workshop with Alison Gray. You will have the opportunity to create your own handmade tile, using texture, sgraffito and low relief techniques
Studio tour 1 @ 12:30pm: Led by our current Interns Eilidh and Amos, Glasgow Ceramics Studios are opening their doors to give a rare glimpse of the studio spaces and members work. There will be free demonstrations and ceramic artists on hand, showing and discussing their work and how the main studio and the open access studio runs.
Studio tour 2 @ 2:30pm: Led by our long-time member Louise McVey, again you will tour both studios, meet members and their work and hear about the history of the former Will’s Tobacco Factory, built in 1953.There will be work for sale in our pop-up gallery – appearing in the studio for Doors Open Day only (and other selected events), which will return back online to Instagram after the launch for Doors Open Day.