Sculptural Kiln Firings

12 September 2014 5-9.30pm

Sculptural Kiln Firings

London Sculpture Workshop presents Sculptural Kiln Firings

in association with Clayground Collective

This unique event will present the results of a kiln building course using experimental forms created from paper, shopping trolleys, suspended containers and brick.

Led by nationally renowned kiln artist, Martin Brockman, a series of firings will take place through the evening.  Over his long career, Martin’s kilns have taken many forms , built in response to specific sites including beaches at the turn of the tide, at Tate Modern, National Theatre and with renowned theatre organisations, Welfare State International and LIFT.

“These dramatic firings will be a focus for celebration, marking the culmination of over 2 years partnership between LSW and Crisis.  We are honoured to have worked with CRISIS and their members, developing a specially tailored sculpture programme and have been delighted with the outpouring of creativity during this time.” Giles Corby, co-founder and Director,  London Sculpture Workshop

The kilns will be firing pieces made by participants during a workshop on a canal boat moored on the Regent Canal near Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross.

The kiln construction and firing is part of Clayground Collective’s project, Clay Cargo 2013-2015, renewing traditional links between clay and the canal system with activities in London, Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent.  Clay Cargo is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, British Ceramics Biennial, Canal & River Trust, Central Saint Martins and other partners in three cities.

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