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Learn how to make great charcoal art at Clerkenwell Design Week


Charcoal artist Richard Rochester will be taking up residence at Bespoke furniture company Staverton's new showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week, 21st-23rd May. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn and practice charcoal drawing techniques through daily workshops. Richard will also present a talk on the role of landscape art in the workplace, and his approach to creating large-scale artworks for office spaces. Find out how charcoal drawing can benefit your wellbeing with hands-on practice, and the importance of artwork in professional settings. 

Staverton, who has a long history of bespoke office furniture design and high-quality craftsmanship, celebrate the launch of their new showroom during the 10th anniversary of Clerkenwell Design Week with a programme of free events designed to inspire, educate and entertain.

Richard’s workshops and talk are free to attend as part of Clerkenwell Design Week. 

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Workshop - A Beginners Guide to Making Great Charcoal Art

11.30am-12.30 pm (daily), 21st - 23rd May 2019

Staverton, 17-18 Haywards Place, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0EQ 

Artist Richard Rochester provides an inspiring and comprehensive overview of charcoal as an art-making material and guides you through the various techniques.

Talk - Landscape Art in the Workplace

1.30-2.15pm, 21st May 2019

Staverton, 17-18 Haywards Place, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0EQ 

Charcoal artist Richard Rochester talks about the importance of landscape art in the workplace and his approach to making large-scale and immersive artworks for this environment.

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About Richard Rochester

Richard Rochester is a Devon based fine artist who works extensively with charcoal. He was formally trained in Fine Art at the Exeter College of Art and Design before joining the military for 18 years. Having left military service in 2012, Richard now focusses his full attention on art.

Over the years he has pushed the boundaries of charcoal as a drawing medium and he now delivers regular talks and workshops where he enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge with others.

About Staverton

Staverton was founded in 1928, the company’s history stems back to a team of skilled craftsmen restoring vast halls and manors across the south of England. Over time, the company has gone on to work with and provide top quality joinery and furniture to prestigious hotels, cutting-edge workplaces, the Ministry of Defence, County Crown Courts and exhibited at an eclectic range of design events across the UK.

Now a multi-award-winning company, with a showroom in Clerkenwell, central London, and a manufacturing base in South Yorkshire, Staverton provides world-class design and manufacturing services to the workforce of today. Leading the way with technology and style, including designs such as their highly flexible SL sit-stand desking, and various other products.

View Staverton's full event programme