THAMES FORESHORE WALK
We had an amazingly fruitful, if wet, walk on the foreshore on Bank Holiday Monday. Finds included a Tudor roof tile with dog paw print, fragment of a Roman incense burner with roulette decoration, a bit of Tudor cheese strainer, and pieces of beautifully decorated English Delft.
There are still places on our next walk on Saturday October 31st at 9.45. This will be at the same city site on the north bank of the river.
The walk lasts approximately 2.5 hours. More details here.
Please contact us to book a place.
Led by leading Thames archaeologist, Mike Webber, we illuminate London’s trading history and development through ceramic fragments found on the beach.
BRITISH CERAMICS BIENNIAL 26 September – 8 November
The festival programme can be found here. Watch for updates. Clayground Collective are creating an exhibition telling the story of the last three years of Clay Cargo renewing links between ceramics and the canal system. It can be seen 26 September – 8 November at the former Spode Factory, Stoke-on-Trent. The work of artists commissioned in 2014, David Binns, Rob Kessler and Matthew Raw will be incorporated into the project exhibition.
PRIMARY TEACHERS’ SESSION 26 September 1030-4pm
A session to inspire new approaches to creative learning, this session will combine clay skills and writing. It will also provide up-to-date information about how we learn to see and think through our hands.
CLAY CARGO POETS AT THE BIENNIAL 17 October 2-4pm
In 2014, three artists specialising in clay and three poets were commissioned to create new works in response to specific sites along the route of Clay Cargo – in Stoke, Birmingham and London. Poets Rachel Long, Elisabeth Charis and Barry Taylor will read their poems in full on OCTOBER 17. This session 2-4 will combine words and making.