Clayground Collective + Associated Clay Workers Union present: Delftware Doodles - Apprentice Potters

Special Event
  • Venue

    Churchyard

  • Time

    11:00 AM

  • Price

    FREE (£1 Donation appreciated!)

As part of London Craft Week 2019

Between 17th-18th centuries, in the potteries around Southwark Cathedral, specifically Montague Close, apprentices practised their ‘potter’s doodles’ on English Delftware bisque sherds rather than on expensive tin glaze. Come, make, decorate your own sherds with master potters and create a temporary, large-scale clay sculpture.

We will make two large towers, 2-metre-high for the public to add their clay - disc shaped stamped doodles, echoed in the walls of the shaped napped flint stones of the Cathedral.

Clayground Collective, a company of creative practitioners who create clay experiences that engage the public, will collaborate on this project with the Associated Clay Workers Union (ACWU) a group of London based ceramicists who work together on projects often with a site responsive focus. Both organisations exhibit outside gallery settings.