Last year, a group of young people went on a research visit to Gladstone Pottery to find out about what the life of a Victorian child working in the pottery industry would have been like.
Through a series of workshops at People Express the young people used the research they had gathered to create a script, working with writers Kevin Fegan and Jayne Williams. The group rehearsed the scripts and performed them to a small invited audience.
The group also took part in a workshop with QUAD’s John Whall to explore creative and fun digital platforms, including ‘Qlone’ for scanning and viewing objects, ‘ITSEEZ’ that can scan a human head! and ‘Quiver’, which allows you to colour in the design and the app brings it to life in 3D.
The scripts the group have created will now be used to film and develop a brand new app to enable visitors of Sharpe’s Pottery Museum to see Victorian children talking to young people from 2021 about their lives in the Pottery Industry and bring their stories to life once again.
The app will launch later this year to coincide with the reopening of the Museum.
A new augmented reality heritage app.
Voices in the Kiln is a project made in partnership with Sharpe's Pottery Museum and is funded by an Action Grant from Derbyshire County Council.