Saturday 31 March – Saturday 22 April

Where The Streams Come From

In Tighnabruaich Gallery we want to provide artists with opportunities to experiment, push boundaries and try new things. We are also keen to enable visitors to engage meaningfully with an artist’s work.  We believe one way to do this is by illustrating how an artist creates through revealing their methods and working practice.

With Chris and Michaela Goan, We have long been intrigued as to how they combined their respective genres of ceramics and poetry. Just how do they work together? Where is the starting point for their creations? How do they transform a piece of raw clay to an exquisitely shaped, coloured and glazed vase with words dancing round the surface?

Where the Streams Come From is the outcome of an intensive three months of Chris and Michaela exploring these very questions. Taking their inspiration from notions of life and water cycles, creation and evolution, the process of creating new work allowed their ideas to unfold. The pieces on display within the exhibition illustrate how their practice has developed and moved in new directions.

Events & Workshops


Saturday 31 March, 11am–4pm

Come along and celebrate the opening of our first ever special exhibition of ceramics. Meet artists Chris and Michaela, find out more about their practice and view the pieces they have created specifically for this show.

All Welcome


In Conversation

Thursday 5 April, 2–3.30pm


Join Chris and Michaela as they discuss the creation of their work for ‘Where the Streams Come From’. Listen as they explain the process of working together as ceramicist and poet, and reveal the highlights as well as the challenges which they faced. There will also be an opportunity to listen to a selection of Chris’s poetry as well as ask questions and take part in the discussion yourself. 

Tea and Cake will be served.


Clay Workshop for Children

Thursday 12 April, 10.30–11.30, Midday – 1pm

For children aged 6+

Cost £10

Phone 01700 811681 to book. 

A fun workshop for children to experience working with clay for the first time.

Participants will be able to keep their pieces once they are fired.


Poetry & Clay Workshop for Adults

Saturday 14 April, 10.30am–3.30pm

Cost £50

Phone 01700 811681 to book

A day out to think and create. The session will start with a trip to the beach to reflect, relax and gather some inspiration. Participants will then be guided as to how to turn thoughts, images and beach finds into poetry and words, before pulling all this together and creating a ceramic poetry piece with images and words.

All tuition and materials are included along with tea and cake. Please bring a packed lunch.

Tighnabruaich Gallery, Seaside House, Tighnabruaich, Argyll, PA21 2DR