Wild Clay Wednesdays - Update
Our summer series of workshops at Stover Country Park was a huge success. We had plenty of bookings with numbers growing week by week - undoubted proof that people want to learn more about Ball Clay. The hands-on nature of the sessions appealed to all ages. Young children attended with parents and grandparents - all of whom became playfully engaged with the clay.
For many participants, this was the first time they’d experienced clay on-site in its natural habitat. It was a joy to see them seek-out and harvest their own piece of Ball Clay. Hand pinched faces and forms naturally emerged as participants responded to the clay's soft transformative nature. It was a powerfully tactile experience for all, and an honour for the clay to be acknowledged in this way.
A good majority of attendees lived in Bovey Tracey, others traveled from Teignmouth, Totnes and Plymouth. As well a young sparky children we had specialists in geology, geography, as well as creative practitioners and teachers. As evidenced below, participants thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and felt enriched by their wild clay encounter.
“Lu La is very passionate about clay and educating others about it. The walk was fascinating, engaging, creative and Magickal. We will be coming along to more of her events in future! “
Claire (participant, Newton Abbot)
“It was fab!!! They had such an amazing time thank you :-)”
Nicola (participant, Teignmouth)
Dr Lu La Buzz
Artist, Educator and Champion of Clay
With special thanks to Sibelco UK, our local clay extraction company for sponsoring these events.
'Talking Tree' created by one of our wonderful participants.