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Workshop: porcelain paper clay workshop with Victoria Burgher

Saturday 25th March 2023 , 11:00am to 12:30pm

Learn how to imprint, mould and construct with porcelain paper clay to create your very own handmade vessels and tealight holders. 

Speculating on ideas around home, place, and fragility, artist and educator Victoria Burgher will guide you through a range of simple construction techniques and methods to use when working with porcelain paper clay. 

All participants will be able to experiment with using plaster press moulds, fabrics, and natural found materials – such as leaves and branches – to imprint surface textures onto individual vessels and containers. You are welcome to bring along your own objects and patterns to use when imprinting your textures too! 

After the workshop, Victoria will fire the vessels and tealight holders, with all creations available to collect from the Nunnery Gallery from the following weekend.  

All materials are provided – no experience needed! 

£10 £7 concessions

Concessions rate applies to Bow Arts artists, students, over 65s, under 18s, National Art Pass members, and key workers

Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Road
London, E3 2SJ United Kingdom
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More about Victoria Burgher 

Victoria Burgher is an artist and educator whose sculptural practice, rooted in craft processes, focuses on a conceptual use of colonial commodities to visually re-examine whitewashed narratives of empire. She has a background in ceramics, but has also used sugar, bread, rubber, copper, indigo, salt and bagasse for her sculptures and installations. She is currently undertaking a Techne-AHRC-funded practice-based PhD at the University of Westminster where her research uses porcelain as a tool to reveal and challenge the hegemony of whiteness in relation to the values and legacy of British Empire. Her work questions how and where such an art practice can be effectively anti-racist. She holds a Masters in Art & Politics from Goldsmiths College, University of London and lives and works in East London. 

Access information  

The Bow Arts Trust outdoor courtyard has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system.  

Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.  

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email nunnery@bowarts.com or call 020 8980 7774 (Ext. 3)  

Access requirements could include things like providing equipment, services or support (e.g. information in Easy Read, speech to text software, additional 1:1 support), adjusting workshop timings (e.g. more break times), adjustments to the event space (e.g. making sure you have a table near the entrance) or anything else you can think of!

Transport Information  

Opening hours: Mon-Friday, 9am to 5pm  
Address: Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ  
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away.  
Bus: 205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area.  
Bike: Bicycle parking is located at Bow Church Station. The nearest Santander Cycles docking station is at Bow Church Station.