Opportunities to get involved in Clay Cargo 2014 events
In July and August we led canalside events with the public in Saltwells (Sandwell) with Ikon’s Black Country Voyages and at Middleport Pottery (the home of Burleigh) in Burslem, Stoke on Trent. Watch a film of our activities at Middleport.
Coming up are events in London and Birmingham.
London – Saturday 30 August - FREE
Archaeology sessions: 11.30, 1.15 and 3.00
The Skip Garden
(At the junction of York Way & Copenhagen Street)
London N1 0AX
Learn about Roman pots from ceramic fragments found on the Thames foreshore with Mike Webber, Archaeologist. Learn about Roman decorative techniques such as slip trailing and roulette pattern-making.
London – Friday 12 September – FREE
Experimental Kiln Firings in partnership with London Sculpture Workshop
led by Kiln Artist Martin Brockman
46 Willow Walk
London SE1 5SF
Come and see the results of a kiln building course using experimental forms created from paper, shopping trolleys, suspended containers and brick.
Led by kiln artist, Martin Brockman, a series of firings will take place through the evening. Over his long career, Martin’s kilns have taken many forms, in response to specific sites including beaches at the turn of the tide, at Tate Modern, National Theatre and with renowned theatre organisations, Welfare State International and LIFT.
The kilns will be firing pieces made by participants during sessions at London Sculpture Workshop and on the Clay Cargo boat moored on the Regent Canal near Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross.
Click here to discover more about the Bermondsey Project, London Sculpture Workshop and this event celebrating the Project’s creative and collaborative achievements with exhibitions, screenings, craft and art market and more.
London – Saturday 27 September – fully booked
Thames Foreshore Walk. Contact Clayground for details. £20 donation requested. Numbers limited.
If you are interested in joining a future foreshore walk, please contact us and we will add you to the waiting list.
Clay Cargo 2013-2015 is devised in partnership with the British Ceramics Biennial and the Canal & River Trust. It is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, by Central Saint Martins, Potclays, Camden Libraries and numerous other arts and community partners in London, Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent.
Birmingham – Saturday 1st November, City Library
Free family workshop 11.00-4.00 – more details soon.