Tuesday, 21 July 2015

More Hot Pots



I am delighted that I was able to be part of the Hot Pot Creative Writing activity at Aberystwyth University earlier this year.

There was a series of workshops run by writer and tutor Katherine Stansfield in the Ceramics Gallery at the University. A group of poets and prose writers studied the work of the potter Michael Cardew, which has an extensive exhibition there.

And we talked about the many pots and plates, how they were made and their uses. They are not just show pieces, they had a real life, as some of the amazing stories that came out of this project show. Through our meetings we talked about and shared our feelings about the process of creating new work, whether it be pots, poems or prose. And we created much!

Katherine's own poetry and the work of seven participants on the project is included in this publication, which formed part of the Programme/Brochure of the International Ceramics Conference, held at the University early in July 2015.There was also a public reading of our work.

More info on the Hot Pot project here:
http://www.ceramics-aberystwyth.com/exhibitions-ceramic-aberystwyth.php

and the link to the publication:
http://www.ceramics-aberystwyth.com/documents/HotPotpoems.pdf

I also wrote abotu the project for an earlier blog:
http://jackie-news.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/recipe-for-poem.html