Arts Council England
Free with admission | Friends free
Under 18s free
Mary Watts was a daring woman. As an artist, designer and teacher, she pioneered the art and social concerns of the Arts & Crafts movement and created new routes into craft education. In 1900, Mary founded the Compton Potters’ Arts Guild as a place to train apprentice potters and as a commercial enterprise. Her greatest legacy is the Watts Chapel, created with members of Compton Community and now a Grade I listed building.
Join us to celebrate the daring women of the past and present. We will be running workshops, talks and drop-in activities through the day.
Listen to pop-up 10-minute talks in the gallery about daring women in history.
Join artist Mary Branson for conversations about womanhood and equality. Ask and answer questions about how daring women in history have shaped the experience of women today, what feminism means to you and what equality looks like in the future.
What She Said Next
Make a badge with quotes from famous women throughout history or write your own words of wisdom.
Daring Women Dinner Service
Part of International Women’s Day,
Sunday 8 March
11am - 1pm or 2 - 4pm
£30 | Friends £27
Pre-booking required | Led by Penny Green
Design and decorate a hand-thrown ceramic plate to commemorate a daring woman in history. Drawing on the Famous Women Dinner Service by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant – contemporaries of Mary Watts – create a special reminder of the women, past and present, who have inspired you.
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