We are an open access community pottery studio, in Balsall Heath, at The Old Printworks. We run courses in the community and offer membership for artists working with clay. We are raising funds to bring a state of the art ceramics studio to the heart of Birmingham.
Where better to start our series about makers in the community than right in the heart of Balsall Heath, on the Moseley Road? Housed in an intact Edwardian factory, The Old Print Works is a space that is open to all and facilitates designer-making and other things.
We all love stuff. Most of us have plenty of it. When it breaks we can buy more of it –as even my three year old is quick to point out, “We can just get another one from the -unicorn/doll shoe/banana – shop”. Recent shifts and media coverage (such as BBC’s Blue Planet) have made more of us aware of what happens to the stuff we throw away but what can we do when we want to update things?