Nicola Winstanley

Studio Temporal Places

Studio Temporal Places was an exhibition of the work of 2017 Master of Architecture students from Sheffield University, who investigated Stoke’s heritage and explored a series of creative possibilities for its future, seeking to address contemporary issues whilst recognising the significance of the past. The work was concerned with dimensions of time, from the persistent to the momentary, and aimed to explore the evolution, inhabitation and adaption of particular places through multiple time frames.

During the project, the students came into Spode to spend time with me, as the artist in residence and came again to see my final exhibition and show me their work. I was able to share my processes with them and discuss the history and politics of architecture/ town planning with the students.


Myself and Spode Studio Manager Dan Southward organised an exhibition of their work at ACAVA Spode Studios in summer 2017. My relationship with Sheffield University’s Architecture department continues into 2018 with a new set of students and a new Stoke-on-Trent location.