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Natalie Jayne
Artistic Nomad. I draw. I stitch. I take photographs. I am all about the creative life and process.
Artistic Nomad. I draw. I stitch. I take photographs. I am all about the creative life and process.
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So the deadline is fast approaching – this Thursday we will find out if Stoke-on-Trent’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2021 has been successful. There is some tough competition, but what is clear is that promoting the cultural offerings of…
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Ok, so I have been neglecting the blog over the last few months. But it is for good reason. Back in September, all of my work since my PhD to forge a more creative career path came to fruition with a job opportunity with the British Ceramics Biennial. My…
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As the summer draws to a close, what cultural delights are there to keep your spirits up? Here’s my pick, but please add your own suggestions to the comments. Feral Spaces 2nd September, 11am-3pm, Middleport, Stoke-on-Trent Looking for a fun…
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How important is art and creativity in schools? Well, according to the way our current curriculum is shaped in the UK, not very. However, the Campaign for Creativity, led by a group of leading UK textile artists, designers and craftspeople and The…
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Art and academia; two worlds often seen as occupying separate realms. Of course there is the study of art, Art History, but what about the contemporary practice? More importantly, how can contemporary art practice be used in conjunction with academic…
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Here is my pick of arts, events, and exhibitions happening this month. I would love to hear your own suggestions in the comments. Clay Together 5th August, BCB, Stoke-on-Trent Get in and book your place for this fabulous looking workshop with ceramic…
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As I type this I have no feeling in the tip of my left middle finger. I have decided to dub it ‘quilter’s finger’. It is the result of furiously stitching to finish my first quilt. As you may have already read (here), after years of visiting the Festival…
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Do you sometimes struggle to get into a creative groove? Twyla Tharp’s thoughtful and considered approach to her own practice is presented here in a way that makes it accessible and valuable for any creative endeavours. Here’s my review of The Creative…
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Stoke-on-Trent has been shortlisted for City of Culture, 2021! It was with nervous anticipation that I sat waiting for the 10pm special show on BBC Radio Stoke to start on Friday night. Usually at this time the station would be streaming shows from the…
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So this weekend saw the closure of an iconic, for me at least, Stafford arts venue, The Shire Hall Gallery. It is a tragedy that the Shire Hall is to close, but before we waste our energy appropriating blame externally perhaps we have to ask ourselves…
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