Modern Clay is a ceramics studio set up in 2017 and since 2019 has been run by co-operative membership. It is based in Digbeth, Birmingham and is a working studio run by its seven artist members.
We offer workshops, bespoke commissions and a firing service. Our approach is open and responsive, but centred around our three priorities: artists, education and outreach. Have a look at our Project Archive to find out more about our previous work.
The seven co-op members of Modern Clay work as artists, makers and more. They are;
- Leah Carless
- Mark Essen
- Joanne Masding/Studio Outlet
- Sophie Mckinney
- Suzi Osborn
- Laurie Ramsell
- Sarah Taylor Silverwood
12x 120cm square 90cm high workbenches
Wall mounted clay extruder
Plaster mold & glaze making area
Various clay modelling tools
Skutt 1227 kiln
Modern Clay is situated at Minerva Works, a complex of various art spaces and businesses, a short walk from Birmingham city centre, on Fazeley Street in Digbeth. Unfortunately we do not currently have a working lift. Please contact us in advance if you need help accessing the workshop (located on the first floor).
A small stock of clay can be brought from the studio – £10 for 12.5 kg bag of potclays Oxidising St Thomas Buff Body (school clay). For more information get in touch.