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Punjab to the Potteries: Photography Workshop

Punjab to the Potteries: Photography Workshop

Make your own mini portrait and find out the fascinating techniques behind the Punjab to the Potteries exhibition at Chapters Cafe!

As part of the Punjab to The Potteries project, photographic artist Sam Ivin created 23 portraits of the people who contributed their experiences as part of the research. During the process of taking the portraits, Sam took a keen interest in the sitter’s individual stories and used his conversations with them as the basis for the decorations that he hand painted onto each print. Tailored to each individual, they include colourful patterns and symbols inspired by Sikh images and Punjabi fashion.

During this session, Sam will outline his time as a photographer, and the journey from documenting stories of migration in Settling to the Punjab to the Potteries project.

The workshop will discuss different types of portraiture and set practical challenges to take some yourself. You will then print your images and decorate them.

You don’t need to bring any equipment to join the workshop; you can chose to use your phone or a compact camera provided by Sam. PLUS, Sam is offering to troubleshoot one of your own photos! Simply email it along with your query to askus@appetite.org.uk by Friday 20 November and he will go over it with you during the workshop. N.B. you must be happy to share the image in front of the group.

More in the series

If you are interested in this event, why not check out the other events in the Punjab to the Potteries series?

Friday 17 November: Conversation and Q&A session with members of the project team covering concept, production, community engagement and next steps.

You can also see the Punjab to the Potteries exhibition in Chapters Café until 25 November.

If you’d like future updates about Punjab to the Potteries direct to your inbox, email askus@appetite.org.uk or answer ‘Yes’ to the question when booking your ticket on Eventbrite.

Getting there

Parking is free on campus after 5pm every day during the week and all day on weekends. If you are planning on arriving before then, there is a small pay and display car park on Union Square but please note this does become very busy.

Access Chapters Cafe is fully accessible. There are a number of disabled parking bays in close proximity on Union Square car park. There is ramped and flat access from the car park to Chapters Cafe.

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Event Info

Date & Time

Monday 20 November I 4-6pm