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Forces in Translation

A collaboration between basket-makers,
anthropologists and mathematicians

Courtyard Project Spaces A & B
25 September 2021 – 9 January 2022

Our project focuses on how the hand-skills we use
in basket-weaving can enhance spatial and geometric
understanding – how learning basketry can help people
understand geometry and other aspects of mathematics.
This includes problem solving, spatial awareness
and innovative thinking. 


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Residency Project

We will hold our studio trials at Ruthin from
Monday 18 – Thursday 21 October when we will focus
on technique and colour in basketry patterning.

Join us and come and see what it's all about
on the following dates

Wednesday 20 October &
Thursday 21 October 

2.00pm – 4.00pm
(drop-in, no need to book)

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The Forces in Translation residency project
will then be exhibited and run alongside the main galle
Basketry: Rhythm, Renewal & Reinvention
on throughout. 

Forces in Translation is a Royal Society and Leverhulme Trust
funded APEX research project, also supported by the
University of St Andrews, the Worshipful Company
of Basketmakers and the Basketmakers Association.

click here for more information


Don't Miss...


Ceramic Portal Series

Studio 6

A new series of craft work in focus
from Welsh ceramic makers.

Series curation: Wendy Lawrence

#3 Robyn Cove

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“My wheel thrown pottery is made with
usability in mind. These pots are made from a
blend of stoneware clay and decorated with free,
often quickly applied brushwork. The shapes are
carefully thought out so that they fit well in the hands and
hopefully can become an extension of the user’s own body.
They can often seem very traditional in ways."


All works available to purchase

Our new opening times are

10am – 5.30pm Tuesday – Sunday

(closed on Mondays)

You are welcome to visit at any time
during our public opening hours.

Our doors are open and we look forward
to welcoming you to the centre.


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Ruthin Craft Centre 
The Centre for the Applied Arts
Park Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire LL15 1BB 
Tel: +44 (0)1824 704774

Visit our website for exhibition information

Ruthin Craft Centre is revenue funded by Arts Council of Wales
and is part of Denbighshire Leisure Ltd,
a Denbighshire County Council owned company.

images – FiT: courtesy of the makers. Robyn Cove: Paul Cameron


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