Creative Lives 15th March – David Parington

The School of Art and Design Creative Lives’ presentations highlight how creative graduates across the field of art and design work, live and thrive in the arts and creative industries. These artists will be speaking about their career journey and projects they are currently involved with.

The talks are open to all students and staff in the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries, and the general public. There’s no need to book individual places, just come along on the day. The talks will run every Tuesday 4.00-5.00pm from 1st February to 5th April 2022.

Tuesday 15th March – David Partington

David Partington imageDavid Partington is a ceramic artist and educator. He is interested in the historic and universal appeal of clay as a common material with creative, utilitarian and industrial applications. He produces high-fired stoneware pottery thrown on the wheel, mainly commissioned for restaurants and retail – his clients include James Martin, John Lewis and The White Company. David is inspired by the country potters of 18th and 19th century who made pots that were unpretentious, useful and beautiful. David has worked in creative education for over 20 years, engaging diverse communities with the practice of clay.

A recent commission, Islington Mill: Place in the Community (funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund) engaged local audiences with the fabric of Salford’s textile industry, through the industrial heritage and social narrative of the area. He regularly works in primary schools and recently appeared on Show Me How for Milkshake!, an educational slot for Channel 5.  He has exhibited nationally and internationally, with many pieces held in private collections around the world. His studio is based at Islington Mill, Salford.

Please join us for this session via this Teams link.

More details about this 10 week programme of speakers and dates are available online.


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