The Tean workshop took place at the local village hall; Great Wood Hall.

The workshop was led by invited ceramicist Sue Blatherwick of The Art Barn, Longnor and by Emma Dawson Varughese, the lead artist of Knotted Identities. The artists worked with a group of young people from Tean Youth Club and they explored ideas of belonging to Tean and the (south) Staffordshire Moorlands.

Tean by Gary Longden

Tape mill 

thin strips tight binds 

Finishing and fixing 

Local hands, worldwide reach, powered 

By steam

Using slabs of terracotta clay, coloured slip and shaping/embossing tools, the young people crafted their pieces.

Tean High Street, circa 1910, source unknown, family photograph
Tean High Street, 2020 EDV

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