We Make Pots

Between 2019 and 2020, Watts Gallery – Artists' Village invited artists and members of the local community to make their own terracotta pots. These pots will be fired and will form part of the We Make Pots collection, created to celebrate 125 years since Mary Watts first hosted clay modelling workshops for local villagers in her Compton studio.

The We Make Pots collection will be on display at Watts Gallery – Artists' Village as part of the Art for All Community Learning Programme celebrations, allowing everyone who has made a pot to see their work on display.

Watts Gallery visited the youth work projects across Woking and delivered a very interactive and fun session of modelling with clay to make pots for their community programme. Each of the sessions saw young people fully participate and enjoy themselves with several of them stating they would like to get more involved in this sort of programme. Groups that participated were Young Carers, Juniors at Moorcroft, Girls Group, SEND group and Twister LGBT+ project.

Woking Youth Development Team Leader
Working with targeted young people between the age range of 11 to 19 years (25 with SEND)

I would say around 50 young people took part in the sessions. It was a great experience and both staff attending from Watts Gallery were very good at interacting with the young people.

Sandie Boulger Woking Youth Development Team Leader

Participating groups:

Woking Mela Attendees
halow, DAISY
Dramatize, DAISY
Surrey Choices, DAISY
The Grange, DAISY
Bloomin' Arts, DAISY
LinkAble, DAISY
Compton Locals
HMP Send
Broadwater Lodge Care Home
Eastlake Care Home
Syrian Refugees
Park Barn Centre
Woking Women's Centre
SCC Young Carers
SCC Girls Project
SCC Send
SCC Twister
SCC Moorcroft Community
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