We cleared out and sorted the pile of earth/composted materials and rubbish from the designated Shed area at the top of Plot 33 towards the end of 2021 so it was all ready for artist, Richard Redwin to work his magic. Richard is building us a bespoke shed using upcycled materials. It will have very practical eco elements including a compost loo (wees only!) and will incorporate an outdoor kitchen area, a green roof and vertical growing walls, to name a few features Not forgetting that it will also, of course, be a work of art. Sooooo exciting. Fingers crossed it will be finished by the spring. So far we have a raised level floor and an emerging structure.
2022 sees Wonder Women going from strength to strength, with existing members making new members very welcome. On Wednesday WW had our first visiting artist of the year. Jess Byron, ceramic artist, led a a lovely, busy, messy clay session using Vulcan Black brick clay with white slip for contrast to create objects and small plaques that can be installed around the plot. We can't wait to see how they look when fired.
Greening Stoke is a project run in partnership between Festival Stoke and Letting in the Light. We are based in Stoke-on-Trent.
We are started this adventure in January 2021 in the middle of a national lockdown. Gradually, as things begin to open up, close down and then open up again, Rachel and Anne abided by all the Covid-19 Government guidance, worked in a socially distanced way, to prepare and maintain Plot 33 so that they were eventually able to invite the community to work with them.
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