Syrian Refugees

We like coming here, a beautiful and special place – and doing things we have not done before. Very grateful and happy.

Art for All Community Learning Programme participant from the group of Syrian Refugees

A group of local Syrian refugees have been welcomed to Watts Gallery – Artists' Village to take part in weekly workshops as part of the Compton Potters' Arts Guild Revival Project.

It was a privilege to work in the pottery with these courageous ladies. Although they are still learning English and they had never experienced making pottery before, it was a pleasure to see them express themselves by decorating each piece and thereby creating individual pieces to call their own.

Lenie Van Dooren, Artist Leader