ACAVA artists at Hi! Stoke Presents

ACAVA artists Charne Visser, Katie Brennan, Nicky Griffiths and Tasha McHugh will be running free workshops for the local community this weekend, as part of Hi! Stoke Presents, a mini festival celebrating Stoke-upon-Trent’s unique heritage.

Join them alongside other local organisations to create your own mono-print, handmade paper, upholstered buttons, and learn sewing and quilting techniques.


Saturday 10 February, 10am-12.30pm
Join Charne Visser for a mono-print workshop where attendees will create an observational drawing as a reference, and then print it.

Saturday 10 February, 1pm-3.30pm
Join Tasha McHugh in a free workshops where participants will learn how to make unique handmade paper from discarded paper waste. Paper made in the workshop will be used in one of her future art works.

Sunday 11 February, 10am-12.30pm
Join local upholsterer and furniture restorer Katie Brennan to explore the sustainable use of textiles, see demonstrations of traditional upholstery techniques, and have a go at button-making. Use deadstock fabrics in a take-away upholstery project inspired by the colours, shapes and history of the Spode site.

Sunday 11 February, 1pm – 3.30pm
Join textile artist and quilt maker Nicky Griffiths for an afternoon of sewing and quilting.


Spode Museum
2 Elenora Street, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1QQ England

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Visit to view all activities planned for the day.

All activities are free and suitable for all ages.

The event is part of the Stoke Town High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) programme, a four year partnership project between Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Historic England to enhance the area and how it is used.

Would you like to take part?