Playing with clay, making objects, learning new things and working with others are all good for our health.
The BCB Health Programme works with health organisations in Stoke-on-Trent to create opportunities for people to explore how creativity best works for them.
“It really does generate a feeling of wellbeing. Everybody is around you, but you’re still in your own world. What’s in front of you, (the clay) that’s all that matters.”
-member of ReCast group
We are working with research partners, Keele University to learn more about how taking part in creative workshops helps us to manage our own health.
Annual projects > Health
The Clay Pit
The Clay Pit is an inspiring and interactive space where people freely explore liquid, dry and fired clay. With support from an artist, adults
During February 2019, BCB worked with patients and staff at the Haywood Hospital on our Growing Cultures project. Patients from the Sneyd Stroke Rehabilitation
The ReCast project combines creativity, addiction recovery and clay. ReCast is delivered in partnership with Stoke Recovery Service. The ReCast clay group meets once
Typecast was a pan-European project bringing together recovery communities in Italy, Ireland, Spain, Turkey and the UK. From 2013 to 2014, people in recovery
ReClaim was a 4‐week series of workshops with clay, hosted in 2018 by North Staffordshire Mind, an informal drop-in service for young people aged
Embodied Clay was a week-long masterclass for early-career artists. It was led by artist-researchers Priska Falin and Helen Felcey and took place at Spode