Call Out For Commissioned Artists …

Sharpe's Pottery Museum | Call Out For Commissioned Artists …

Description; Part Time (£10k – 15k pro rata)


–         Art Form; Visual Arts.

–         Closing Date; 23/03/2018


‘The Earth Our Wealth’

Sharpe’s Pottery Heritage and Arts Trust wish to commission an artist to design and produce a sculpture inspired by the South Derbyshire motto ‘The Earth Our Wealth’. The sculpture will be located outside Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, which is itself a treasured landmark situated in a former pottery and grade II listed kiln hovel, and will add to the existing townscape.

From the products of the earth (coal and clay) came a proliferation of collieries, brickworks and potteries in the South Derbyshire area in the 19th century. There was an abundance of rough clay in the area which was perfect for the production of sanitary wares and pipes. The scale of local production was vast and employment in the pits and potteries boomed, however the landscape was devastated by continued use of coal-based kilns. In the ever-changing local landscape, which is now being regenerated through the National Forest and tourism, Sharpe’s Pottery Museum provides a link to a rich, industrial heritage.

Artists wishing to submit an expression of interest should email for a more detailed brief and how to apply.


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