Recast Podcast Episode 4

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This is the fourth episode in a series of five podcasts about the Recast programme.


About Recast Podcast Episode 4

In this special episode of the Recast Podcast, our host Adam Gratton from The Community Cast heads to the historic Spode Factory site for the Recast artist residency.

He’s joined by Zeba Imam, one of BCB’s Associate Artists assisting with the programme sessions. We also hear from community members who’ve participated in the programme over the past year as they speak about the support they’ve received living in recovery from addiction. They talk about what it has been like to work with clay, learn new skills and make new friends in the programme. Additionally, they speak about what it has meant to create ceramic works inspired by their personal recovery journeys.


What is Recast?

The Recast programme combines creativity, addiction recovery and clay. It’s a collaboration between BCB (British Ceramics Biennial) and Stoke Recovery Service that’s been running since 2017. Each week, members of the service take part in weekly clay workshops led by a BCB associate artist. These occur in 8-week blocks at Stoke Recovery Service HQ. Following these weekly workshops, some of the Recast group members spend four days on an artist residency at Spode Works. We then share the work made during this time at public events and exhibitions. 

The Rayne Foundation and The Community Foundation for Staffordshire fund this current round of the Recast programme.


Find out more

Learn about addiction recovery support with Stoke Recovery Service.

Find out more about the Recast Programme.

Learn about The Community Cast.