Spike Island

I am Making ArtFree hands-on activity


Saturday 2 March 2013, 12–4pm


Free, no booking required

Event type

I am Making Art

Artist Marie Toseland has been casting jelly to make her recent sculptures, and in this tempting workshop she demonstrates how to make similarly edible sculptures using chocolate clay.

These artist-led workshops take place on the first Saturday of each month, inviting curious and creative minds of all ages and abilities to take part. Participants can try their hand at methods the artists themselves use and take inspiration from the exhibitions in the gallery.

Marie Toseland

Marie Toseland (1987) was born in Derby and studied at The University of the West of England, Bristol, earning a BA in Art and Visual Culture (2010). She lives and works in Bristol, and has been a Spike Island studio holder since 2012, after initially holding a studio as a UWE Spike Island graduate fellow.

Toseland works with sculpture, photography, performance, sound and written text, exploring the tension between contrasting notions of stillness and spectacle. Recent projects include the solo show Death Blooms Out, WORKS|PROJECTS, Bristol (2013),Flatfile: Curiosity Killed the Cat, in collaboration with Andrew Lacon, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2013) and the Curfew Tower Residency, Northern Ireland (2013). Her writing has been commissioned by Situations for the Nowhereisland Resident Thinker programme (2012) and presented as spoken word performances.

Marie Toseland's website