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Meet + Make with Kyra Cane
23 March 2024

Get hands-on and work together to create a large-scale oak tree from clay with Kyra Cane.

Be inspired by the historic oaks at Welbeck, and coil, build and sculpt the trunk and branches of our community sculpture. Kyra will be on hand throughout this drop-in session to offer tips and to show you how to use plaster moulds to craft oak leaves for the tree. Watch the Harley oak tree take shape with each coil of clay.

This is a drop-in session, but please book a free time slot to help us manage numbers.

Please note, that this session is suitable for all ages, but all under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

This workshop is part of Meet + Make, a series of public engagement events running alongside our contemporary exhibition Work Life: Life’s Work.

Kyra Cane

Kyra Cane is a potter who works from her Harley Foundation studio on the Welbeck estate in Nottinghamshire. She is a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain, a selected member of Contemporary Applied Arts, and now the Chair of the board of trustees for the Craft Pottery Charitable Trust.

Kyra combined this with an academic career until 2010, teaching, leading the Harrow Ceramics degree course at the University of Westminster and examining at a range of institutions until 2017. She currently teaches a range of part-time courses at West Dean College in West Sussex and acts as a mentor and advisor to a range of organisations.

Photo courtesy Samuel Binstead.

Booking Information

Saturday 23 March

Free entry, booking required


This event is partially funded by Inspire: Libraries, Museums and Culture.

We require all participants to complete a short registration form on booking.

Meet for this workshop in the Harley Gallery.