The Royal Standard: Big Clay Pot Building with Christine Stevens and Refugee Women Connect
Venue: The Royal Standard
Dates: 07/04/2019 - 09/04/2019
Times: 12:00 - 18:00
7th April 12-6pm // Big Clay Pot Building with Christine Stevens and Refugee Women Connect
Joined by Refugee Women Connect, we will continue building a clay pot in the gallery. Pot luck dinner from 1pm.
Please bring a dish.
About Christine Stevens
‘I work in various media including video, clay, drawing and print. I am interested in making as a process which engages us with the material world and makes us more aware of ourselves in the process.’ Christine Stevens is an artist and Gestalt psychotherapist. She is interested in the interdisciplinary dialogue between visual arts and mental health. Christine experiments with cross-disciplinary activities which focus on the experiential and the participative. This involves facilitating groups experimenting with making as a means of self- recognising, inter-relating and responding.
Following a PhD in Social Science, Christine worked as a mental health social worker before returning to university to study Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University, graduating in 2014. Her recent exhibitions include In Return at SIA Gallery Sheffield and re-turning at AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-On-Trent. She is the Director of Clay Studio at Primary, Nottingham.
About Refugee Women Connect
Refugee Women Connect, previously known as MRANG, is a women-only charity set up to support women asylum-seekers, refugees and survivors of trafficking. They work together to build a safe life in the UK for all women in the asylum seeker and refugee community.
For Let The Hands Do The Talking, Christine Stevens has been working with Refugee Women to create clay objects relating to their everyday experiences living in the UK.
Part of the programme for Let The Hands Do the Talking, 13 April – 17 May