Rob Pointon at Middleport

Art and Place in the Pub

Acclaimed Burslem Artist, Rob Pointon, shared his art and inspiration at the Leapard pub on the evening of the 9th May.

The Prince’s Regeneration Trust’s work at Middleport goes far beyond the pottery walls. We are committed to Burslem and beyond and are putting on a wide range of events, activities and opportunities that build on a sense of place and local pride.

The second in our Place and inspiration events was our Art and Place evening at The Leopard pub in Burslem.  It was a brilliant opportunity to hear from Rob about his inspiration and experiences as well as how he has turned his creative passion into a successful career through self-employment. It was a combination of creativity, employment advice and discussion. A must-see for any budding creative in the area!

We are delighted Rob is supporting our regeneration project Middleport. As a graduate of The Prince’s Drawing School he has already been involved in the Prince’s Charities and his stunning work decorated the pottery for HRH The Prince of Wales’s visit back in October 2011. Rob returns to Burslem in the midst of a series of successful exhibitions of work over the last twelve months including his ‘Year of the Boat’ with the Canal and Rivers Trust.  Rob has been touring waterways and length and breadth of the country, capturing the sights and scenes in his distinctive style.

“Rob is proud of his Potteries roots and, unsurprisingly, the industries and their legacy within the region feature frequently in his works. Rob is without question of the most exciting artists working and living in the UK.”

          Gareth J. L Williams,Curator at the Weston Park Foundation

The evening was a brilliant opportunity to learn from someone who has carved a successful creative career and meet kindred spirits in a relaxed and informal environment of the Leopard – an artistic and social hub for the community.

Rob is a member of Associate of Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (ARBSA) and Staffs Society of Artists, and has work prominently displayed around Burslem and the city, brightening up Queen Street, the Council chamber and Stoke-on-Trent Station.