#ClayAtHome Cast of Thousands



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From the comfort of your home.

This week, we’re looking to the Cast of Thousands figures for inspiration in our Make Your Superhero activity.

Cast of Thousands was initially launched through BCB’s Clay School Programme to work with schools in Stoke-on-Trent to create thousands of figures – to represent every schoolchild within the city. These figures were then displayed across the four sites of the 2019 British Ceramics Biennial Festival.

Now, we’re asking you to join the mass-making project and create your own superhero figure! Think about who is important to you, who has helped you and who you want to celebrate.

This video demonstrates how to make a basic figure with simple model-making techniques using clay or a salt dough alternative. Download the worksheet for instructions and a template to draw out your figure, then let your imagination go wild.


The next ‘how-to’ video will be launched in a week’s time on 6th May. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ClayAtHome to share your creations with us and the rest of the community taking part in the programme.

More information can be found on the #ClayAtHome website page and across our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels.