Clay: It’s the Good Stuff

potter-marksMake your mark: Clare comes to regular sessions at the studio & is now practicing her throwing. Recently we chatted a bit about sustainability and the responsibilities we have as makers. It’s a tough one. There’s been a lot of talk about plastic recently & there’s always talk about stuff and wether we really need it – particularly on the run up to Christmas. People have formed clay for 20,000 years & a lot of what we know about our past can be learnt through these artefacts. We’re moulded & capacious, it’s moulded & giving: perhaps that’s why so many people connect with it. It records stories: cultural, social, material, social, economic etc… I know I’d rather have something that tells a story, any story. I think making and buying things that asks something of you is affirming. Producing also involves risk. Learning to let go is important. I know I’d rather have opportunities to fail & reflect on my life. There’s plenty of opportunity for that in ceramics. It’s my best friend.

Also… we’ve needed to start using stamps for ages. I’d intended to do this when I first started Sunken Studio but forgot! They’re now more important than ever. There’s a lot of work going through the kiln & these will help optimise loads.



Sunken Studio will be a year old in September. To celebrate we’re hosting a free ceramics workshop. We’re devising a special workshop & will surprise you on the day. To enter head over to Facebook and/or Instagram.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday 25 July, 18:45-21:00.

To Enter:

  • Like/follow our Facebook page, share it with your friends and family and make a comment in the competition post.


  • Follow us on Instagram, comment and tag at least one friend that you think would be interested too.
  • If someone has tagged you and you’d like to enter follow us on Instagram, comment and tag at least one friend that you think would be interested too.


Names will be selected on Sunday 23 July after 6pm. Winners will be notified shortly after. If you are unable to attend we’ll redraw.


  • This competition is for adults ages 18+.
  • Winners must be available on Tuesday 25 July, 18:45-21:00.