The Art House is proud to present artworks by Seaglass Collective, as a celebration of the creativity, collaboration and connection that unfolded over a course of partnered artistic workshops. Seaglass Collective is a Yorkshire-based charity that delivers stimulating and exciting arts projects, exclusively for adopted children and young people.
Over the course of four weeks, Seaglass Collective partnered with The Art House to deliver a series of workshops which would inspire and build relationships between young people as they learn a new craft. The sessions were led by teaching artists Rachel Craddock and Hannah Way, as they introduced the ten young people to a range of contemporary and traditional printmaking and ceramic techniques.
In the Print Studio the young creatives engaged with two new printing processes. In the first week they used ‘gelli’ plates to make experimental monoprints using stencils, mark-making tools and found materials. The following week they explored the possibilities of collagraph printmaking. Thinking about shape and texture, they used collaging techniques to build a relief surface before adding ink to create their intricate print designs on paper and fabric.
In the Ceramic Studio the group were supported in exploring the slab building technique to make their own Keep Sake Boxes. Using the slab technique, they rolled and cut the clay to assemble their boxes to hold a special item. In week two they refined, decorated and personalised their boxes working with a variety of coloured slips and textures. The young artists were also encouraged to think about something special that they may want to create, which can sit inside their uniquely designed Keep Sake Box.
Seaglass Collective’s final creations are on display in this exhibition for you to connect with and enjoy.
This project was made possible with funding by Wakefield Council.
Please note the Learning Space will occasionally be closed for events and workshops. We recommend that you contact us before visiting to ensure that you will be able to access the show.