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I Am Making Art

Enter the Fougou: Tile Relief Workshop

I Am Making Art

Enter the Fougou: Tile Relief Workshop

Phil Root, Blue Sun (, 2019), Glazed ceramic on standing stone

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Led by artist Phil Root, and inspired by Lucy Stein’s exhibition, create your own clay relief tile. Referencing imagery from Medieval art, Celtic symbols, mystical signs, heraldry and standing stones, learn new ceramic techniques and use tools to build up your own bespoke tile to take away.

I Am Making Art

These monthly activity sessions are led by artists and take place in the Spike Island Café. Visitors of all ages and abilities can try out new techniques and approaches to making art, from drawing and painting to collage, sculpture and animation.

Phil Root

Bristol-based artist Phil Root works primarily with ceramics, pigment and textiles. The output from the studio he co-runs – Counterslip Clay – is often displayed in assemblages or installations which explore personal and esoteric histories, and our relationship to nature, human settlement and our place within the world. He has exhibited at the ICA, Serpentine and Jerwood Visual Arts (all London) and at David Dale Gallery, Glasgow as The Grantchester Pottery of which he is co-founder. In 2018 he co-founded Caraboo Projects in Bristol and is a visiting lecturer at the University of the West of England.