Clay & Ceramics Open day
This open day we celebrated all things clay and ceramics. Visitors had a go at making their own clay pot, and squidged impressions clay with Studio Manifold. Built a mini brick wall and make their own bricks with a brickie. Watched magnificent throwing demos by master potter Darren Ellis. Learned how ceramic bioactive scaffolding can help rebuild broken bone, with Imperial's Biomaterials Research Group. Rummaged through some ancient fragments of ceramics dug from the Thames with archeologist Michael Webber.

In our wondrous Materials Library we were joined by Clayground Collective who have collected numerous clays, dug from around the world and brought back to London by volunteers.

This event was part of a wider event called Make:Shift:Do; in partnership with the Crafts Council, the V&A, Ultimaker, and the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.
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