From January to April 2018, visual artist and ceramist Katie Rose Johnston - originally from Huntly and a recent graduate of Glasgow School of Art - will be working with our residents to develop The Community Crockery.
Recently many shops, amenities and services have closed in Huntly. A disheartening reality that affects many towns and cities today. We need to ask, how do we maintain our diverse community within the age of globalisation? What are the possibilities for small scale regeneration, based on skills and goods exchange.
The Community Crockery, designed and made in collaboration with a wide range of community members, offers a small milestone. The set of plates and cups will research and re-establish the values and identity of the town. Through the therapeutic act of making, it provides a welcoming space in which the people can unite and engage with issues affecting Huntly and its place in the wider world.
During her residency, Katie is hosting a series of informal Pop-In Pottery Workshops at No.11 Gordon Street. These sessions welcome all ages and abilities to learn the process of clay and to help make The Community Crockery.