We are having an event on Saturday 9th March 4.30-6.30 to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of Bensham Grove. In 1919, the Spence Watson's bequeathed the site to the people of Gateshead, to be used for adult education. To mark this occasion, the potters have created a tile panel depicting Bensham Grove with a historical Quaker figure moving through the garden, amongst the pottery group working or relaxing under the cherry blossom. The 3.2m panel was created using cutting edge technology combining 2 digital processes: waterjet cutting and ceramic printed transfers. It will be officially opened by the Mayor of Gateshead, Councillor Jill Green. Please join us for this celebration and enjoy light refreshments, 'cakes on plates', bran tub tile conundrum(!) and tours around Bensham Grove, the pottery and the proposed site for the new workshop.