Artists selected for Royal Visit at RPW

RPW have kindly asked PIA to present a number of Worcestershire artists at the Regeneration and Heritage Celebration with a visit by HRH Princess Alexandra to the Royal Porcelain Works and Museum of Royal Worcester on Wednesday 30th October.

Yesterday the RPW released the following information about this fantastic day:

Join us for a very special day of celebrations, as we welcome HRH Princess Alexandra to Royal Porcelain Works and the Museum of Royal Worcester.

Areas of the former Porcelain Works Factory site, redeveloped by the Bransford Trust to become Royal Porcelain Works; Worcester’s new leading centre for the arts and culture, will be showcasing the works of local artists, entrepreneurs, artisans and makers.

The Museum of Royal Worcester, which looks after and exhibits the largest collection of Worcester porcelain in the world, is marking the major £1.7M refurbishment and redisplay of the galleries supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund that launched in Summer 2018.

As a part of the day’s celebrations, we will be welcoming HRH Princess Alexandra, who will meet staff, ex-Royal Worcester artists who demonstrate ceramic techniques for visitors, and archive conservation volunteers from the Museum.

At Royal Porcelain Works, local entrepreneur Nick Weatherall, will showcase his boutique gin distillery venture Piston Gin and local artists will show off the range of creativity and skill Worcestershire has to offer.

The Royal guest will also witness the unveiling of the re-instalment of 30 ceramic plates, hand-painted with local scenes and wildlife by resident artist Tony Young, into the plaster mouldings in The ‘Henry Sandon’ Hall, reinstating this historic feature of the Royal Worcester Porcelain Company’s Victorian showroom.

Join us for what is set to be a fun-packed day, celebrating this revitalised and rejuvenated area of the city.

Artists participating in this incredibly historic day are:

  • Jilly Oxlade-Arnott (Architectural Watercolour Artist) a solo exhibition of over 60 original artworks – in the Hall
  • Anthony Pearson (Photographer) a micro exhibition in the Foyer
  • Sarah Greening (Fused Glass Jewellery Designer) demonstrating her skills live
  • Lenny Ledgerwood (Hand Carved Lino Artist) also demonstrating her skills live
  • Cherrie Mansfield (Bold, Expressive Abstract Artist)
  • Heather Farmer (Oil Painter)
  • Sam Fenner (Animal Paintings to make you smile)
  • Mark Zytnski (Tree and Woodland Photographic Art)
  • Chris Haywood (Painter)
  • Mercedes Pearson (Artist Designer)

For more information please visit the events page on the RPW website at:

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