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
BCB’s Health Programme is supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation.
We are working with research partners at Keele University and the University of Sunderland to learn more about how taking part in creative workshops helps us to manage our own health.
Annual projects > Health
Clay Works – Changes Project
In 2019, members of Changes Health & Wellbeing in Stoke-on-Trent worked with Sarah Fraser, a British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) Associate Artist, to explore creativity,…
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…