Berg Apton village hall
Berg Apton village hall

Public Residencies

Fibre and Form

Organised by Art in Rural Norfolk this project involved textile artist Lyn Jenkins and myself doing a number of one day residencies in village halls and community centres around Norfolk. A touring exhibition of our work accompanied us. Visitors and school groups could then see and discuss what we do, and how we do it.


Jonathan Keep. Work area
Artist work area
Ipswich Museum Pottery Residency

With this residency in the Museum's temporary exhibition space I set up a working environment surrounded by object selected from the museum's reserve collection. The aim was to enable visitors to develop an understanding of, and to enjoy pottery through observation and participation.

During the residency I concentrated on hand built pottery. The central working space was surrounded by examples of pottery and related objects from different periods and cultures. This served both as inspiration and stimulus for the public during workshop sessions and reinforced the traditions of pot making over the centuries.

Lunch time lectures on pottery were organised by the museums education officer in the lecture theatre during the period of the residency.

Visiting school group
Visiting school group