As part of the Crafts Council’s long-term commitment to ensuring sustained opportunities for the teaching of ceramics, we also worked with schools to refurbish and replace kilns. With the help of Potclays and Potterycrafts, 18 new kilns were fitted and 27 kilns were refurbished as part of Firing Up. Local ceramists also worked with our partner schools to deliver one day workshops for an astonishing total of 3,680 students.
We also worked with the Clayground Collective, a group dedicated to working with, and teaching about, clay to develop a skill-based project for delivery in school workshops, that explored the uses, functions and histories of clay. Clayground Collective also helped us to produce the Firing Up Handbook.