Clay Commons: A podcast about community ceramics and clay as force for good
Clay Commons is a six-part podcast hosted by artist and educator Eva Masterman, launching in August 2021, with a new episode released weekly. Join Eva and a host of artists, educators and activists exploring what community ceramic practice is, and how it might offer alternative solutions to arts education and create new systems of value and equity in society.
This podcast uses the term community ceramics to refer to organisations or individuals that use clay as a tool for engaging with or providing skills-based learning to communities outside of formal education. This encompasses a huge range of practice, including but not exclusive to; clay workshops with dementia patients, offering job opportunities and training for previously incarcerated trans womxn of colour, to studios offering specialist clay courses in the wake of declining formal arts education.
We’ll hear from artists and educators from the UK and America who are creating new spaces for teaching and learning that challenge who has access to material knowledge, community leaders and organisations who are harnessing clay as a force for social justice, arts groups that are at the forefront of local regeneration, revitalising communities, and generally speak to a host of people exploring how this material is quite literally transforming lives.