History in the making: children use clay in class to rejuvenate the Potteries
Josh Halliday reports for the Guardian on the benefits of making and a creative education in the context of the British Ceramics Biennial and Stoke-on-Trent’s Capital of Culture bid.
National Portfolio Organisations: A Response from Director Craig Ashley
New Art West Midlands’ director Craig Ashley reflects on yesterday’s announcement from Arts Council England about investment to the region’s visual arts organisations through their National Portfolio for 2018-22.
A Q&A with…Chantal Powell, sculpture and installation artist
The West Midlands-born artist and founder of the contemporary arts programme Hogchester Arts discusses her involvement with Isolation Art School, selling and buying work through Artist Support Pledge, working on project ‘Night Shaking’ with West Midlands-based artist Dean Melbourne, plus the impact of her recent a-n Artist Bursary – via a-n.