THE National Lottery Heritage Fund award for the Museum of Royal Worcester has helped to bring creative porcelain activities to Worcester people.

The Museum of Royal Worcester received a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for the next three years, for an exciting project to share Worcester porcelain’s food and drink-related heritage through creative activities.

The Museum recruited Kay Mullett and Emma Armstrong to work on the project as Community Outreach and Heritage Engagement Officers. 

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Kay Mullett is an artist, who also teaches at Worcester Sixth Form College, and Emma Armstrong has previously worked for the National Trust locally as well as Severn Valley Railway.

In their new role, they will deliver creative and fun sessions over a number of weeks with youth clubs and adult groups at community centres across the city, run by Worcester Community Trust.

Sophie Heath, director of the museum, said: "The National Lottery Heritage Fund supported the Museum’s complete refurbishment which was finished in 2018.

"We are absolutely thrilled to announce this new award, which will allow us to share Worcester Porcelain’s food and drink heritage creatively, with people of all ages. We’re looking forward to going out into our local communities as well as supporting groups to visit us.

"Some of our creative sessions will explore Worcester porcelain materials, techniques and processes, such as painting a pot which is then glazed and fired, to casting ceramics by pouring liquid clay or slip into plaster moulds.

"The award means we can involve local artists as well as former workers in sharing their skills and exchanging memories, experiences and factory stories and continue to inspire creativity."

They will also be taking some creative heritage activities into care homes run by Platform Housing.