Kiln construction with Martin Brockman at London Sculpture Workshop
Clayground Collective invites people to engage with all things clay. Last summer as part of our current project, Clay Cargo, we worked on kiln construction and kiln firing as a focus for community celebration. Core participants were members of Crisis Art Programme. We were hosted by London Sculpture Workshop based at the Bermondsey Project, an arts hub in South London.
Specialist kiln artist, Martin Brockman, taught us how to make kilns from paper, from shopping trolleys, how to suspend a kiln and transport kilns in wheelbarrows. We made a brick-built updraft kiln, decorated by participants with oxides. Clayground’s Duncan Hooson demonstrated a raku kiln.
The creation of a “field of fire” became a focus for the public celebration to mark a final chapter in The Bermondsey Project.
Film-maker, Luke Glover, made this and two other films posted below. These are of workshops aboard the Clay Cargo boat and about an archaeology session with Mike Webber at the Skip Garden, King’s Cross.
A film made by Matt Edwards of our visit to Middleport Pottery, Stoke, with poet Rachel Long and artist David Binns, can be seen by clicking here.
A conversation between surgical educator, Roger Kneebone, and Clayground’s Duncan Hooson, can be seen by clicking here.
This year’s Thames Foreshore walk dates: new locations and topics
21st Feb 23
Next London Delftware Foreshore Walk
10th Oct 22
Pandemic clay action!
18th Aug 21
The Volcano and the Microbes: interaction between geology and biology
4th Jun 21
Perseverance: a new NASA rover continues to follow Martian clay
2nd Aug 20
Research into clay provides clues as to how much water there was on Mars
18th Sep 19
22 Hands: British Ceramics Biennial Commission
12th Aug 19
Thames foreshore fragments and visual references
4th Dec 12
How is clay formed? Is it inorganic or organic?
10th Sep 12
Clay Cargo 2014 Collection: the Thames Foreshore
15th Dec 14
Clues to life on Mars likely to be found in clays, Javier Cuadros
5th Aug 16
CLAY FROM AROUND THE WORLD
3rd Aug 11
Clay Cargo 2013-2015
15th Jun 15
Sessions on the Clay Cargo boat, hosted by Fordham Gallery
9th Mar 15
Civic Spaces, Exhibitions
Museums and Galleries, Regeneration
Maker spaces, Rural Sites
Youth and Adult Community Groups, Professionals
Art Groups, Families, Students
Collaborations, Archaeology Sheets
Commissions, Thinking Hands? Research