Spike Island

The Unobtainable Chamber WorkshopWith artists Lisa Scantlebury and Lou Gilbert Scott


Saturday 9 June 2018, 2–5pm


£5, booking essential

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An exciting afternoon of clay exploration using hard and soft slab building techniques, considering form, function and decoration. 

Two sessions are taking place at 2–3.30pm and 3.30–5pm. Please select your preferred timeslot when booking.

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Lou Gilbert Scott

Lou Gilbert Scott is a potter and itinerant artist. Her artistic practice takes her into the landscape through walking and making, mapping her geographical, historical and personal journeys with clay.

Lou also co-runs Potstop, a small pottery school in Bristol. Potstop is a place where ideas, conversations and experiences are shared through clay, often using traditional craft methods in untraditional and surprising ways.

Lisa Scantlebury

Lisa Scantlebury is a visual artist who works with sculpture and print and is also co-director of Plenderleith Scantlebury, fabricators of fine art and design based at Spike Island, Bristol.

Her artwork falls into two categories: sculptural installations which include constructed objects, print and found objects made for gallery exhibition, and temporary works for commission in the public realm.

Lisa also teaches pottery at Potstop, obtaining a BA (Hons) Ceramics at the University of Cardiff in 1994, where she worked in clay with a focus on the form and function of pottery. She is currently writing “A jug to put on my back”, a critical exploration of clay inspired by the work of Czech graphic artist Nadežda Plíšková.

In her business, Lisa offers a link between the artist and art production, providing consultation on ideas, knowledge and vision development, as well as the realisation of artists’ works.