April 2017 Mural Design with the Grantchester Pottery

​Artist Phil Root from The Grantchester Pottery led this workshop where we learnt how the collective operate, where they draw their inspiration from and how they create work and manage authorship. Using the internet as our research tool, we created folders of imagery that interest us and then took it in turns to project our selected images onto the wall and trace their outline in black paint, creating a layering of forms, to be intuitively coloured in. By working in this way, we were encouraged to ‘loose control’ and allow elements of chance and the unexpected, in the form of creative input from others, to shape our collective piece. We used house paints to create our mural and mixed up some really nice colours of our own!