Summer Arts Market at the Anglican Cathedral
Andrew, Kathy, Louise, Kath and Chris will all be exhibiting and selling at the Summer Arts Market this Saturday 17th June.
Hope you can join us!
Clay Time for LightNight 2017
We're excited to be part of LightNight 2017!
This year's theme is Time and artists often get asked "How long did it take to make?". Well, now is your chance to find out, so join us for an evening of timed challenges, fun and games and see your work in our pop up gallery! Then come and see our studio in action!
It's on Friday 19th May, from 5 til 11 pm. Suitable for all ages. Start at Fodder Cafe on 67 Norfolk St for the games and see us in our studio next door!
6th March 2017
Scouse in a Bowl was an amazing success raising just over £1000 for the Whitechapel Centre! The cafe was packed with people enjoying their scouse and choosing their bowl to take home with them.
Huge thanks to everyone who made it possible including our friends at the Lark Lane Pottery and The Pot Factory who donated beautiful bowls for the event.
February 1st 2017
We're getting ready for our first fundraising event at the studio! All the members of Baltic Clay are busy making a series of beautiful bowls . Turn up at the Fruit and Fibres Cafe on February 24th, pay for some scouse and have it served in one of our bowls which you then get to keep afterwards!
Proceeds are going towards the Whitechapel Centre which is the leading homeless and housing charity in Liverpool.
See our Facebook page for more details
November 25th 2016
Here's a lovely video of some of the work on display for our first birthday celebrations!
Baltic Clay is 1!
We are celebrating our first year in the Baltic Triangle with a party which includes our first Studio Sale and a chance to see the studio and works in progress. It's being hosted by our friends at Fruit + Fibre Workshop and Cafe on Norfolk St on Friday 25th November, 6 til 8 pm. Hope you can come.
Liverpool Biennial Commission
I was asked by the Liverpool Biennial to help produce several ceramic pieces for one of their international artists, Jumama Manna who was selected to take part in this years' Biennial . Jumana is based in Berlin and shipped over a large plaster mould which I used to construct several bisque fired pieces. She then came over to the studio to glaze them and after firing , arranged them for display at Tate Liverpool. It was a challenging and enjoyable collaboration, picture below of the finished piece.
The Biennial is on until October .http://www.biennial.com/2016
Clay Lab Video
Here is the finished video produced by LBM.
Clay Lab at Light Night 2016
Clay Lab was an amazing success! Over 600 visitors to our small studio who shaped and created our huge landscape of clay made of 1250 kg of clay donated by Valentine Clays and filmed by Kevin Casey from LBM.
Have a look at a short video interview here and see some pictures from our Facebook site here
Clay Lab at Light Night
Come and see us for our amazing interactive event called Clay Lab as part of this year's Light Night.
It involves 100 bags of clay and your imagination! We have covered a huge table with mountains of clay that can be shaped and moulded into anything you want! Suitable for all ages.
No need to book, just turn up between 5 and 11 pm on Friday 13th May at the studio.
Entrance is through Fruit and Fibres Cafe which is on Norfolk St just off Jamaica St in the Baltic Triangle. Our event is listed in the official Light Night brochure so look forward to seeing you!
Please note that this event is being filmed and will eventually be used to promote the studio and it's activities.
Many thanks to Valentines Clay for their generous donation of clay and to LBM for filming the event.
We are very happy to be part of Liverpool's Light Night event which takes place on Friday 13th May. Light Night is an annual event which involves over 100 of the city's cultural organisations in a series of special exhibitions, performances and events. Baltic Clay will be hosting a very special, one night only, event in our studio which will involve 100 bags of clay, sound , light and video which everyone can get involved with! The theme of this year's Light Night is Experiment so expect the unexpected! More details to follow..
Videography Support Required – Event 13th May 2016
Exciting opportunity to get involved with public engagement activities and development of a long term on-line presence for a new ceramics studio in the Baltic Triangle.
If you want to raise your professional profile both in Liverpool and with a potentially new national audience, please get in contact to find out more.
Newly qualified and start up entrepreneurs welcome.
Baltic Clay is the only ceramics studio in Liverpool that provides space and equipment for semi-professional and professional artists to work in clay. We are newly based in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, an area fast becoming the city’s digital and cultural quarter, with an ever expanding number of independent businesses, clubs, cafes and exhibition areas.
Project / Support Required: Our initial need is for videography support to capture the activities of our “Light Night” project on Friday 13th May 2016.
Light Night is Liverpool’s annual late night arts festival, when over 100 of the city’s arts and heritage organisations join forces to create a large scale showcase of the city’s talent. Last year the event attracted over 65,000 people to activities across Liverpool, representing an estimated PR value of £120,000, and with the festival website receiving over 184,000 hits.
We will continue to promote the project after the event using social media, and articles in national magazines such as Ceramic Review and Crafts, as well as the national media.
Our plan is to cover two 8 x 4 foot tables in our studio in clay, creating a miniature landscape that can be endlessly changed and altered by visitors. We want to have this evolving landscape professionally filmed and photographed to create a time lapse record of the clay landscape as it is manipulated and changed by visitors. The finished film will be put online so that it becomes a permanent record of the event.
This is why we want your help.
Baltic Clay’s ‘Light Night’ project will be a totally interactive event, inclusive, fun and unique. It represents an exciting experiment to explore a new way of engaging with the wider public, and to test the potential of video as a digital marketing tool.
Informed by this experience, we plan to prepare a grant application to secure funding for development, exhibition and online activities for Baltic Clay for the next three years. If you are interested in a long term collaboration, we will need your input with drafting elements of the bid, including costs. If successful, this application will provide the funding for your on-going involvement with Baltic Clay.
“Light Night” Project Time Commitment: 2 x pre-event meetings; set up and involvement on the night (est. 3pm – midnight); post event production of video; event debrief and forward planning meeting.
Budget: No budget available for Night Light project, though food and drink will be provided. Your involvement will be clearly acknowledged in all publicity and articles, including national publications. Potential for longer term collaboration funded through grant application.
Contact: Chris Turrell-Watts Email: email@example.com Tel: 07931 286 105