Open Studio Visits for Schools

Liam O’Connor at work in the studio. © Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Liam O’Connor at work in the studio. © Victoria & Albert Museum, London

New for this year, we are offering exclusive open studio visits for schools. Bring your students along to meet the V&A’s professional designers and makers in residence, see them at work, find out what inspires them and gain an insight into their creative careers.

2014/15 residents

Liam O’Connor: Exhibition Road drawing resident
Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund

Liam's work explores the rituals, patterns and the accumulation of time that bind us to a place in physical and imagined ways. Drawing is at the core of this; it has always provided a space for contemplation and experimentation that creates a richer understanding of the world.
Liam studied at both London College of Communication and the Royal College of Art. He has recently been the artist in residence at the British Museum where he also worked on creating work inspired by a building site.

Available:
2, 16 October, 6, 20 November, 4 & 18 December
15, 29 January, 12 February & 19 March

Matthew Raw, ‘A Confusing Welcome’, Royal College of Art, 2010. © Ester Segarra

Matthew Raw, ‘A Confusing Welcome’, Royal College of Art, 2010. © Ester Segarra

Matthew Raw: Ceramics Resident
Supported by Margaret and Jeremy Strachan

Matthew works predominantly in clay, exploring new ways in which language can coexist with form, fusing a relationship between the narrative and the structure.
Matthew studied at both Brighton University and the Royal College of Art, he has completed residencies at the Guldagergaard International Ceramics Research Centre and Cranbrook University in Detroit. Matthew has been selected for this year’s Jerwood Makers Open.

Available:
9, 23 October, 27 November & 11 December
8, 22 January, 5, 26 February, 12 & 26 March

Bookings

Timings: 12.00 – 13.00
Cost: Free
Capacity: maximum 20 students
Booking is essential, book now on +44 (0)20 7942 2211 or email bookings.office@vam.ac.uk

Please note, the Special Open Studios for Schools are not facilitated sessions and groups should make their own way to the designer in residence’s studio or gallery space. Details of where the designer in residence is located will be sent out along with the booking confirmation.

To find out more about special projects for Schools run with our residents, please visit DesignLab or email Schools@vam.ac.uk

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Event - Open Studio - Matthew Raw: Ceramics Resident

Wed 15 October 2014–Sat 13 December 2014

OPEN STUDIO: Visit Matthew in his studio to find out more about his residency, see work in progress and learn about his practice and techniques as an early-career ceramicist.

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