Graham Taylor is a potter and self acclaimed Experimental Archaeologist and Ancient Pottery Technology Specialist. Find out more about him at www.pottedhistory.co.uk
Graham is interested in how nature reclaims a human space and will be using this as his inspiration for Fabric of Place. Graham has accompanied the local archeological group (SWAAG) on their big dig and will be running a further workshop with them in the future.
In October 2017, during half term, Graham lead some family-friendly workshops at St. Andrew’s Church in Grinton and Reeth Memorial Hall. Participants were asked to bring something that they deemed ‘special’ and Graham helped them to make a clay pot to keep it in. Those pots are currently being fired and will be available for workshop participants to collect from The Copper Kettle in Reeth from Thursday 18th January.
Here are some photographs from the workshops:
Graham also took some imprints of people’s special items and these, along with inspiration taken from the workshops will help him create the final collaborative exhibition piece.