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Bristol Textile Quarter: Three Studio Membership Spaces Available

With the coming of 2018 comes a renewed sense of adventure and we're losing a few of our members to far-flung places. We have two permanent membership spaces available NOW and another which will be free from February.

Bristol Textile Quarter offers affordable access to workspace and equipment for Bristol’s textile community, as well as a space to meet, connect and collaborate with like-minded peers.

The BTQ studio can accommodate a maximum of 10-12 monthly members at any one time. We are still seeking core members to help build this community and are interested to hear from all kinds of textile-workers.

Membership information and rates can be found on our website -

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Bristol Textile Quarter CIC
Ground Floor, 1A Barton Road
St. Philips, Bristol, BS2 0LF

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Meditative Clay

Fri, 09/02/2018 - Wed, 28/02/2018


10 Colston Yard BS1 5BD

Launch event Friday 9 February  18:00-21:00  Artists Talk Saturday 10th at 1 pm. Saturday 10th & Sunday 11 February 10:00-17:00  Thereafter by arrangement until 28th February Free

Clay is my mediation.

Using clay is a way to restore myself.

Wen-Hsi Harman (1984- ) is a Taiwanese emerging ceramic artist, based in Bristol, United Kingdom.

Her ceramic practice investigates cross-cultural identity through clay. Living away from her homeland gives her a clearer perspective of the culture in which she grew up. These experiences have provided a platform from which she can address cross-cultural questions.

Wen-Hsi creates a series of ceramic works based on handmade sculptural porcelain spoons, fingerprints, bananas, and traditional Chinese characters to explore tension of cross-cultural identity, between the East and the West through clay.

I use my fingers to create my fingerprint work. My inspiration comes from a field trip to Taiwan, I saw the indigenous Amis using their fingers to push and pinch clay to make their pottery. Please see a ten-minute film of this experience: 

The movements of my fingers is my central process to deal with my own identity. My fingerprint work does not consist of exact repetition; the structure of the piece is defined by many similar actions resembling each other. I used my fingers to press and push clay as comforting actions. Those simple actions were a meditative process as an artistic strategy, following my breathing between inhaling and exhaling. It was a way to balance my breathing with my movement and the action of my finger. 

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