Long term projects
Kiln experiment at London Sculpture Workshop, London, 2014
Clayground Collective is a UK independent arts organisation that addresses a decline in clay studies and hand skills’ development. In the last 4 years I have had the privilege and pleasure to follow their work across the UK. Executive Co-Directors of Clayground Collective are ceramicist Duncan Hooson and producer Julia Rowntree. Together they invite individuals and groups of people from all walks of life to experiment with, research and celebrate clay.
A Kiln, Steelight factory, Stoke, 2014
Inspired by ceramic industrialist and canal pioneer Josiah Wedgwood, in 2013 they developed a project called Clay Cargo. This links London to Stoke-on-Trent, centre of UK ceramics, and renews links between ceramics and the waterways with public events on boats and at canalside locations. It included a series of events incorporating commissions to artists, film-makers, photography and music. Clay Cargo culminated in 2015 with an event in King’s Cross, London, beside the Regent’s Canal, and a project exhibition in the former Spode Factory, Stoke-on-Trent.
Research at Salwells Nature Reserve
Poets and ceramicists: Barry Taylor+Matthew Raw, Rachel Long+David Binns taking part in Clay Cargo in London and Stoke, 2014
Thames Foreshore Walks