Students Fluttering In!

Let your students imaginations fly, as they are inspired by Jan Lane’s ceramic masterpieces!
David Birks, Education and Learning Officer.

On Friday 9th May, students from Larkrise Sixth Form came to the Museum to make clay birds inspired by Mockingbird. They had a flying time!

The session was led by David Birks, Education and Learning Officer. The students also had the opportunity to meet Jan Lane, the artist.

Larkrise School, Trowbridge is a purpose-built special school for students with severe learning difficulties. They cater for students aged 4 to 19 from across West Wiltshire, providing education and therapies adapted to individual needs.

Trowbridge Museum deliver craft activities on a regular basis, on many themes. If you would like to discuss bringing a class to the Museum get in touch with David Birks, Education and Learning Officer on or Sarah Jane Kenyon, Exhibitions & Arts Officer on or call 01225 751 339.

We hope to see you flying in sometime soon!


Brilliant Bird Bags To Be Rescheduled!

Today we had hoped to deliver the first craft activity for adults, ‘Brilliant Bird Bags’, related to the exhibition Mockingbird.

Sadly the artist has De Quervain’s tenosynovitis and must rest their wrist as much as possible. Although the artist has been looking forward to delivering the craft activity,  it will not help the recovery and hopes you all understand!

The craft activity will be rescheduled as soon as possible (all being well in July or August). Please note those of you who have booked a place for today’s session will have priority when the date has been rescheduled and will be contacted individually. Then any remaining spaces will be offered out generally.

In the meantime why not come along and see the exhibition at Trowbridge Museum, get inspired for what you would like your ‘Brilliant Bird Bags’ to look like. Also see details of other adult craft activities which are booking up quickly.

We hope Sarah makes a ‘flying’ recovery!

Affordable Art

Mockingbird is a solo exhibition by Cloth Road Artist Jan Lane in partnership with Trowbridge Museum.

During the exhibition Jan’s stunning new body of art in response to textiles from Trowbridge Museum’s archive collection will be on sale.

Jan’s works consists of brooches, owls, birds and wall hanging. The mediums used for the art are ceramic and wood, ceramic, felt and papier mâché.

‘Affordable Art’ ranges from £7.50 (brooches) to £180.00 (large owl). Come along and see the exhibition and purchase a delightful memento from the exhibition.

Please note that art featured in the post might be sold at the time of your visit. We would also like to express that art will not be available to take away until the end of the exhibition on Saturday 27th September 2014. Exceptions might be made at the discretion of Sarah (Exhibitions & Arts Officer) or Jan (artist).

Can you resist the temptation to buy some ‘Affordable Art’?

The Birds Have Flown In!

Mockingbird opened on Saturday 3rd May 2014 to coincide with Cloth Road Arts Week, which runs until Sunday 11th May 2014 (the Museum is closed on Sunday 11th May 2014).

The exhibition will then continue until Saturday 27th September 2014.
During the rest of Cloth Road Arts Week Jan Lane will be working in the exhibition space.  Come along, meet the artist and see her at work.

All of the art on display in the exhibition is for sale. Please pop into the Museum and speak to Jan (artist), Sarah (Exhibitions & Arts Officer) or a member of staff.

During the exhibition there will be FREE craft activities for both children and adults. Book soon and places are going quickly!

Tune in each week to find out more about the inspiration behind the exhibition and the stunning objects on display.