The London Bridge Clay Project

This exhibition runs from Sun, 8th Jan 2017 to Sun, 5th Feb 2017. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Cost: Free of Charge

Untouched for more than 50 million years, London clay dug up from underneath London Bridge railway station has been handed to local potters to turn into artworks.

Inspired by seeing a piling machine digging up earth at the London Bridge Thameslink redevelopment, London based ceramicist, Alison Cooke instigated a project using the clay spoil from what are now the foundations of the new station.

She approached Network Rail who gave 360kg of earth from 30 metres below the station.

Batches of the clay was then given to seven fellow members of The Associated Clay Workers Union (ACWU), with a brief to create ceramic works that responded to South London’s rail network and the history of the London Bridge area.

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Southwark Cathedral,

London Bridge, London, SE1 9DA

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