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Kiln construction as a focus for community celebration

As part of Clay Cargo 2014, we created a course 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 by Luke Glover.