Dishes of Rotherham with Emma Wilson

Dishes of Rotherham with Emma Wilson

Project overview

Inspired by the Rockingham Pottery Collection at Clifton Park Museum we were working with ceramicist and mixed media artist Emma Wilson and different groups in Rotherham to collect recipes from various cultures.

The participants made their own dishes by transferring their original Rockingham-inspired designs onto the pots along with their recipes. It's a fantastic way of sharing recipes, learning skills and celebrating the brilliant Rockingham Pottery.

The workshops took place across November in Swinton Library and with the One Voice group. Some of the original ceramic artworks created by the One Voice group, were featured in the exhibition at Clifton Park Museum.

Each workshop had 20 places available and attracted waiting lists of more than 60 people, showing the demand for the workshops.

The classes were part of a wider project ‘Dishes of Rotherham’, cooked up in collaboration with artist Simon Grennan and Clifton Park Museum. The project aimed to bring together the historic Rockingham Pottery and Rotherham’s cooking cultures.
Clifton Park Museum has asked 10 Rotherham cooks to do something extraordinary with the Rockingham collection. The result was showcased at the ‘Dishes of Rotherham’ exhibition in December 2022/June 2023.
The 'Dishes of Rotherham' Exhibition saw nearly 40,000 people through the doors, with original ceramic artworks created by the One Voice group, supported by artist Emma Wilson, inspired by the Rockingham Pottery Collection were featured in the exhibition.
This exciting project was made possible with funding from Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund, with thanks to National Lottery players.

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