April 19th, 2011
With all these bank holidays coming up, and the fact we rely on a fabulous team of volunteers we will be open on reduced hours for the next couple of weeks. See below.
Wednesday 20 April – Monday 25 April: CLOSED
Tuesday 26 April: 10am – 2pm
Wednesday 27 April: 10am – 5.30pm
Thursday 28 April: 10am – 2pm
Friday 29 April: CLOSED
Saturday 30 April: CLOSED
Tuesday 3 May: Open as usual.
All the above dates and times are confirmed with our team, however, if you are visiting the City Centre (Hanley) and just give us a try, you might find one of the hot-deskers or studio artists may have opened up. Otherwise please use the above to plan your visit over Easter – alternatively email: email@example.com to arrange an appointment.
April 12th, 2011
Tom Sly, and SHUTUPANDSKATE have new jumpers available to buy from The Exchange. We love that they have their own video promo, and think you should share it!
Kickturns are go! from SUAS on Vimeo.
April 5th, 2011
We’ve got an ever expanding stock here at The Exchange, and we’ve added The Nosuch Disco to the collection.
Here is what The Nosuch Disco has to say about himself….
I am The Nosuch Disco! but you can call me Dave. I am an artist based in Stoke on Trent and I like to create colourful little characters!
You will probably already know me as the guy that made the book Waldo the Worm. You know, the worm with a fin that can swim. You can learn more about him buy going here
Back to business, at The Nosuch Disco you will find all sorts of artwork that i would like to call funky! or weird, but generally colourful and interesting.
Aside from that I am your average 16 year old boy trapped in the body of a 31 year old man. Just to clarify, I am 31. I love Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and The Smiths. I always wanted to be the lead singer in a band, but i can’t actually sing for toffee! so I have decided to just look like one, and if anyone asks I just tell them that i AM a singer in a band!
Come along and see the work for yourselves, the prices start at £69.99.
March 30th, 2011
The Exchange now has a range of Beth Paynter’s handmade products on sale.
Beth is an artist and craftsperson and mainly works in illustrations, wood and ceramics, her work is mainly based on animals as she loves them! she also loves the natural beauty of wood so tries not to take away from that too much, she hopes that in the future her work will help to educate people on issues such as animal cruelty and the natural environment.
She feels it is important that art be accessable to everyone so tries to make her illustrations as light-hearted as possible so people can relate to them, she also likes to show the different personality quirks of animals.
With her 3d work she likes to bring the natural beauty of nature inside the home, she makes none functioning, decorative objects that can be placed in the home, given as gifts or kept as keepsakes.
Her websites are:-
I’m also on facebook, twitter and etsy.
March 29th, 2011
Fruitbat Fudge is a new gourmet confectionery and creative bakery project based in Stoke-on-Trent.
The project started in 2010, when Chef Babbit (our Cook-in-Chief and a lifelong sweet-tooth) decided to experiment with fudge making.
It seemed like some kind of strange magic spell – a wonderful kitchen alchemy of turning various everyday ingredients into rich, beautiful, delicious fudge which, in turn, made people happy when they tasted it.
Chef Babbit decided that this was something she wanted to do lots more of and so, after a lot of thinking and scribbling, Fruitbat Fudge was created. The project is named after Chef Babbit’s daughter, who also designed our fabulous logo!
At Fruitbat Fudge, we’re very proud of what we do and we want to share it with as many people as possible. This is why all our fudge recipes contain no artificial colours or flavours, are suitable for Vegetarians and Chef Babbit is constantly developing new recipes for Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free goodies. She is currently working on a fudge suitable for Diabetic diets.
Chef Babbit also enjoys making cookies and cakes and, from time to time, she may offer some of these for sale. Please subscribe to our blog to see what new creations she has for you – we’d really hate for you to miss out on anything!
March 20th, 2011
The Exchange team are very chuffed. Working with the City Centre team we have been given the green light to remain at No8 Cheapside untill July 2011..
That’s very good news!!! Having worked so hard since launching at the end of last year to get everything as we think it should be. Now at the point where we have such a fantastic variety of Art on display and Events happening. Having too shut up shop on our original deadline of April would be a crying shame. We hope you agree.
We would like to say a big Thank you to the City Centre.
The Exchange Team.
February 27th, 2011
Saturday 19 March 2011, 1pm – 3pm
We’re excited to announce that Denise O’Sullivan, an artist and maker who is on sale at The Exchange, will be running a Ceramic Workshop in our space.
The session will go as follows:
1pm: Hello and refreshments
1.30pm: A demonstration of how to create images onto clay
1.45pm: Get your hands dirty!
2.45pm: How you found it…and close
Places are limited to 10 people, booking is essential and all for the bargain price of £5!
The techniques you’ll be using in the workshop will be:
- exploration of the use of Slip and pigments to create imagery on the clay surface
- Pre rolled out clay slabs will be used to create 2D and 3d forms
Denise will be holding a series of ceramic workshops in the coming months and these will be available to book at this workshop and on our blog…join our mailing list for updates.
To book email: firstname.lastname@example.org
T&C’s: Any cancellations must give 48hours notice, payment should be made in advance at The Exchange or by BACS to secure your place.
February 25th, 2011
Today we’ll be the programme of screenings is as follows:
2.30pm: TALKING CITY LIVE with ASK ANNA (artist: Anna Francis)
3.15pm: Denim & Leather (artists: Andrew Branscombe, David Bethell & Glen Stoker)
4pm: this way, that way (artist: Glen stoker)
4.45pm: Catwalk Clothes Swap Sound Installation (artist: Tom Marshman and Neil Rose)
5.15pm: TALKING CITY LIVE with ASK ANNA (artist: Anna Francis)
Other stuff to do…
Today you can also have a got at DIY Digital at the Exchange – come and pick up some equipment, materials and go create!
As part of DATfest you can attend MEDIAFAIL Workshop: 2-5pm, 100 Stories at 6.15pm at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and got to eMBODYments from 7.30pm at the Potteries Musuem & Art Gallery for more visit: www.datfest.org.uk
February 16th, 2011
The Exchange has a range of work from Tracy Henham now on sale. Here are a couple of pieces.
Tracy Henham is a visual artist, she used many styles and subjects.Her work can be realistic, abstract or decorative.
She also takes photos and designs images on her computer. Her work ranges from 17thcentury style paintings to modern computer images.
She also writes poetry which she illustrates with her images and she is presently turning them into a book.
It is about the journey of her life. Losing a mother and brother early in her life, coming to a new country and having to learn new ways, feeling lonely and abandoned. Struggling on her own with bi-polar and finally a reunion and recognition of her illness.
All this retold using poetry and illustrated with her own artwork.
Come along to see her work and what else is On Sale.