Summer In The City: Artist Talks & Guided Studio Visits

Tuesday 18 July 2023


Tickets: £22 Full price, £20 Bdc Friends

(This includes a donation to each of the makers for their time, coffee at Display Centre and transport to the artist studios. Ticket price does not include lunch.)

Booking is essential as places are limited.


9.45am – Meet at Display Centre for coffee

10am – Talk with jeweller Anthony Wong

10.30am – Depart on the minibus for Baltic Clay (studio of ceramicists Chris Turrell and Simon Dredge)

11am – Arrival at Baltic Clay for artist talks by Chris & Simon

12 noon – Back on the minibus, we will travel to Hugh Miller’s studio

12.30 – Hugh will give us a tour of his studio and speak to us about his work

The tour ends at 1.00pm. There are plenty of local cafes and restaurants in the area for refreshments or lunch afterwards. (Ticket price does not include lunch.)

Join us to hear local makers talk about their inspirations and working methods. There will also be the unique opportunity to see behind the scenes as we visit some of their studios.  

Local jeweller Anthony Wong will speak to us about his contemporary jewellery. In recent years, his work has been heavily influenced by time spent studying for his Masters at The Royal College of Art. He produces hand-made bespoke jewellery and multi-disciplinary art pieces for exhibition.

We will then travel to Baltic Clay, located in the North Dock area of Liverpool. There, we will meet ceramicists Chris Turrell and Simon Dredge who will talk about their different approaches to making in clay. Chris’ interest is in Modernist architecture and creating hand built organic forms, whereas Simon treats clay as a canvas, experimenting in particular with pattern and colour.

Finally we will move onto furniture maker Hugh Miller’s Victorian warehouse studio, situated in The Baltic Triangle area.  We will see his woodworking space where his pieces of furniture begin life as sketches and are handmade and finished. Hugh will speak about how his architectural training influences how he manufactures fine furniture designs.

Booking information: Please call us on 0151 709 4014 to book your place and pay over the phone.

Event & Workshop Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend an event or workshop that you have booked with us, please contact the team as soon as possible via or on 0151 709 4014.

We will endeavour to resell your ticket, if time allows, and if successful we will be able to issue a refund.  If we are unable to resell the ticket, the value can be transferred to another event or redeemed against a purchase in the gallery.

Please note that while the team will do their best to resell your ticket, we cannot guarantee that this will be possible or ensure a refund. Thank you for your understanding.

Images: Anthony Wong (Top Left) & Silver pendant with Blue Sapphire & 9 carat Gold detail made by Anthony (Top Right)
Below (Clockwise from top left): Chris Turrell & Simon Dredge’s studio and workshop interior; Hugh Miller at work and his studio and workshop interior (Hugh Miller photography by Robert Holmes).