Over a period of 4 months, artist Nicky Bird has been working with a group of women who worked as decorators for Buchan potteries in the late 1960s. Mostly in their teens, the women painted thistles and other motifs in workshops near the present-day site of the kilns in Portobello. This project culminates in a series of events over one weekend - an oral recording/sound installation inside one of the kilns, site specific photographic work exhibited in and around the area of the potteries, along with a talks programme.
Supported by Creative Scotland, The Robertson Trust and The City of Edinburgh Council.
Produced in partnership with Portobello Heritage Trust.