Award for ‘The Naked Wall’

Posted on August 19, 2014 by Sean Hawkins

A project which took place at The Dudson Museum during a ‘Heritage Open Days’ event has been short-listed for a national award.

The ‘Naked Wall’ project was the concept of Alison Morgan, curator of The Dudson Museum who was particularly keen to introduce young people to ceramics.

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The final piece is displayed at The Dudson Centre.

Members of the local community were invited to decorate individual tiles to become part of a large tile panel with a brightly coloured local theme. One hundred and four tiles make up the panel which has recently been installed at The Dudson Centre in Hope Street, Hanley, home not only to The Dudson Museum but also home to numerous charities and voluntary organisations.

Alison said

“As pottery is rarely taught in schools today, there are not many opportunities for young people to have a hands-on experience and also to soak up some local ceramics history. It was therefore wonderful to see so many young families engaging in the project and visiting the museum.

To have been short-listed for the special ‘Twentieth Anniversary Heritage Open Days Awards’ has been the icing on the cake! The project could not have taken place without the fantastic support from local businesses, especially Johnson Tiles, Cromartie Hobbycraft and Bathroom Mobility who donated product and services and also from VAST at the Dudson Centre for the wall space!  

We are planning an official ‘unveiling’, probably in August, when everyone who participated will be invited. To keep in line with the local theme we would therefore be thrilled if a local celebrity was available to officiate – though I suspect that Robbie may be too busy!”

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