Lotte Scott, 2023. Photo: Dave Watts

Exploring Charcoal: Walking, Charcoal Making and Drawing with Lotte Scott

  • Sat 4 November 2023
  • 9 am – 3 pm

Join Somerset-based artist Lotte Scott on a walk to discover the plants and trees of Bruton’s surrounding landscape.

Using materials gathered from the walk, Scott will demonstrate how to make charcoal, transforming wood and foliage to create a delicate sculptural record of the landscape. The charcoal will be explored further through drawing exercises, working both on paper and directly in the landscape. Scott will also give a talk about her practice, the history of charcoal making and its many uses – from fuel and medicine, to drawing matter and fertiliser.

Tickets cost £100 per person, which includes lunch and refreshments provided by the Farm Shop. Please note that this workshop will begin in the Implement Shed at Hauser & Wirth Somerset.

Due to the outdoor element of this workshop, we advise wearing suitable clothing and footwear, as well as bringing waterproofs and an umbrella. Participants will be able to take their works on paper and remaining charcoal home with them.

• 9 – 10.30 am: Introduction in the Implement Shed, followed by an outdoor walk around Durslade Farm and the Bruton landscape to gather materials

• 10.30 – 11 am: Return to the Implement Shed to prepare materials for charcoal making, followed by a break with refreshments

• 11am – 12 pm: Charcoal making begins

• 12 – 12.30 pm: Whilst charcoal making continues, Scott will give a talk about her practice and the history of charcoal making

• 12.30 – 1.30 pm: Lunch break

• 1.30 – 2 pm: Unpacking the charcoal, which will be used to create a carbonised record of the walk

• 2 – 3 pm: Individual and collaborative group drawings on paper using the charcoal. Participants will be able to take their works on paper and remaining charcoal to take home with them

About Lotte Scott
Lotte Scott is Somerset-based artist whose work examines the relationship between place, time and material, with a focus on her surrounding landscape. Charcoal making has been integral to Scott’s practice for the last 15 years, used to create both drawing materials and sculptures. The earth materials she employs are transformed, but not fixed – her pieces often spread, shift and disintegrate over time. In an age of disconnection and over-consumption, her art invites reverence for material and place.

Lotte Scott studied BA Art Practice at Goldsmiths University and MFA Sculpture at the Slade School of Art, graduating in 2017. In 2020, she was the recipient of the Gilchrist Fischer Award. Her solo exhibition ‘Ashen’ is on view at Black Swan Arts, Frome until Sunday 25 June 2023.

Please be advised that photographs will be taken at this event for use on the Hauser & Wirth website, social media and in other marketing materials.

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