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image for Exhibition item typeJohn Grayson: Enamel I Substrate at Ruthin Craft Centre

Exhibition, Sat 2 Feb - Sun 31 Mar 2019, free entry

John Grayson: Enamel I Substrate

John Grayson: Enamel I Substrate


John Grayson’s career in making spans some thirty years: his practice is rooted in a fascination for exploring the creative value of processes employed by defunct Midland metal working ‘toy’ trades and a passion for satirical story telling through object making.

Enamel | Substrate is the culmination of John’s practice-based PhD investigating the [lost] craftsmanship employed in the 18th century South Staffordshire enamel trade.

This exhibition encapsulates the research method, the journey of enquiry and its findings. It presents: examples of the method of analysis of museum objects – analytical drawing, photographs and video – that reveal hitherto unknown construction; samples from contemporary craft making – material experiments, sketch-books and John’s contemporary craftwork – that formed the method to both investigate, understand, and demonstrate the creative value of the 18th century craft processes.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 2 Feb - Sun 31 Mar 2019 10:00 to 17:30


Free entry


Ruthin Craft Centre,
Park Road,
LL15 1BB



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Map reference: SJ 125585  Lat: 53.11648 Long: -3.30878

Situated in the town of Ruthin, just off the roundabout where the A494 and A525 converge.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 14 miles from Buckley station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups