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Module 7: Education and Audience Development Programme

The aim of the education programme is to research, test and promote innovative
methods of engaging diverse audiences with ceramic collections and working with
clay as a medium.  This has been done through:

  • The development of a toolkit for education, gallery and museum practitioners called  'Cooking with Clay'.
  • The development of a ceramic handling session for audiences who are blind or partially sighted.
  • An engagement programme of events and workshops running alongside the touring exhibition ' European Cultural Lifestyle in Ceramics from Baroque until Today,
  • Further research into clay’s ability to help people feel connected to or part of their place. A live-action based research project called The Clay Pit has initiated this work.

Cooking with Clay toolkit

This toolkit is a cookery book that gives ingredients and methods to creatively engage diverse audiences with clay and ceramics collections. Together, the recipes inside form an easy to use, adaptable engagement toolkit for those wanting to use clay and ceramics in a social and an educational context.

Download your copy of the toolkit here:

Cooking with Clay - Booklet
Cooking with Clay - Booklet (large print version)
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Tactile box: Ceramic handling session for people who are blind or partially sighted

A resource for introducing ceramics collections for those with visual impairments is in development by the module 7 partners.  This part of the project is being led by partners at The Potteries Museum & art Gallery in consultation with a focus group from Action for the Blind. This resource will give museum, heritage and art establishments the confidence to deliver sessions that allow people with limited sight to touch and explore ceramics.  It will give instruction on how to put together a Tactile Box with aids and prompts on how to use it with a group. This resource will be published on this website, once it is complete.

Engagement programme

The Education Module Partners have been greatly involved in the education programme that ran along-side the touring exhibition, European Cultural Lifestyle in Ceramics- from Baroque until today.  This included workshops, events and resources that engaged many diverse audiences, including schools and family groups.

Clay Pit

The British Ceramics Biennial and Aalto University will run The Clay Pit as an action research project; looking at how clay can help individual self-exploration, the transformational nature of clay, and it’s relationship to a city in a period of change .
The Clay Pit has been set up as a place to play and learn; volumes of clay in its various stages of transition from liquid slip to its hard and fired state, are available for people to use. There are over-sized giant clay tools and different spaces, surfaces and places where The Clay Pit visitors can explore with the materials.
The project poses the question - How will people play with the materials and what will they make? All results of this research will be shared internationally during 2018.