Putting Down Roots: Ceramics and Storytelling Workshops

  • Create and decorate your own clay plant pot, inspired by your family stories
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • FREE
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  • Spen Lane
    BD19 4LS

A free series of family-friendly workshops to create and decorate your own clay plant pot, inspired by your family stories.


Led by artists Natasha Jackson and Sara Sherwood, the workshops will take place on Sunday (11.30am – 1.30pm) at St Mary’s Church on the Shirley Estate, Gomersal.

Dates of the workshops are:

  • Sunday 26 February: Introduction to Storytelling and Ceramics
  • Sunday 5 March: Make your plant pot
  • Sunday 12 March: Decorate your plant pot with your family story.
  • Sunday 19 March (Mother’s Day): Plant up your daffodils for Spring.

All participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

When you book, you are booking for all four workshops. If you cannot attend a workshop, please let us know when booking.

If you have any questions about the workshops, please get in touch with Sara: sara@creativescene.org.uk


What We Mean by Family-Friendly

These workshops are designed to be family-friendly, so all members of your family can take part: parents, children, grandparents, aunties, uncles, godparents, found-family, cousins, friends, nieces, nephews – anyone who you consider your family.


About St Mary’s Church, Gomersal

Car parking is available on the roadside on Spen Lane or around the corner on Shirley Road.



St Mary’s Church has wheelchair-accessible toilets, baby changing facilities and an induction hearing loop are available. There is a dropped kerb on the corner of Shirley Road.

The workshops take place in an informal, friendly environment and the workshop leaders will support all participants to take part. If you have any accessibility needs that you would like to discuss, please get in touch with Sara: sara@creativescene.org.uk.


About Natasha and Sara

Natasha Jackson is a ceramics artist from Gomersal, West Yorkshire.

Natasha runs her own business, Natasha Jackson Ceramics, and has been practicing ceramics for nearly a decade.

Natasha has a BA and MA from the heart of ceramics, Staffordshire University – and loves creating workshops which are therapeutic and lets creativity flow free.


Sara Sherwood is a writer from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

Sara’s short stories have been featured in Dear Damsels’ anthology Let Me Know When You’re Home: Stories of Female Friendship, Test Signal, an anthology of best new northern writing published by Dead Ink and Bloomsbury and Best British Short Stories 2022. Her short story ‘Likes’ was also Highly Commended in the Bridport Prize in 2018.

Sara has an MA in Creative Writing from the Manchester Writing School and runs creative writing workshops and courses across Leeds and Kirklees for people of all backgrounds, abilities and ambitions.


St Mary's Church
Spen Lane
BD19 4LS


Create and decorate your own clay plant pot, inspired by your family stories
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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