Digging for clay, dig the pit, preparing the clay and collecting in the river bed

Our first participatory event at Stave Hill Ecological Park. A group of lovely people gathered and spent the day together. Collectively we achieved all we set out to do in prep for teh 4 March when we are working with clay at Tate Exchange.

We collected clay, started sieving it, dug up the pit and combed the nearby beach for useful objects that we can use in sculpting the clay. We found some inspiration also - beautifully decorated broken pieces of Stoke pottery.

Slippery Foundations

Hi you two,
Here’s a few pics I took today on the beach near Stave Hill.  Notice how those bricks are making their way back to the water? Same as in Walton… Lots of broken china on the beach too, but I was more interested in the chains, shackles and other such looking objects, as well as the bones…

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