The F. E. McWilliams gallery in Banbridge is organising some pottery workshops for which we hope to get an ABC grant and topped up by our Friends funds.
The proposal is to make lots of flax flowers in ceramic which will be installed in the gallery garden next year for the 10th anniversary. The “Weeping Poppies” from London are the inspiration for this idea. It will be on view in Belfast this autumn.
The workshops will be for all sorts of groups and we thought U3A might like to be included.
We would like to offer 12 people a chance to take part in 2 separate workshops, one for making and one for decorating. This would introduce anyone to the art of clay pottery.
The workshops will take place just outside Banbridge at a pottery run by Trevor Woods, at Mount Ida pottery on the Dromore Road.
If you are interested let a member of the committee know a final list will be compiled at the general meeting on 18th October. If less than 12 maybe another group might join yours, for example the theatre group or another.
The workshops are likely to take place early in 2018 to be installed in the summer.