In February 2017 the Mayor of London in partnership with South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) launched a bold new vision - the Thames Estuary Production Corridor: a future facing vision which aims to make the Estuary a global centre for digital, cultural and creative production, leading global innovation, developing talent and cultivating world changing ideas. We Made That has been working with Hatch Regeneris and Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy to develop this vision into a strong case for investment to deliver on these ambitions, supported by a detailed evidence base of creative production activity across the estuary. This work has included on-the-ground mapping and engagement with production facilities and creative studios across east London, North Kent and South Essex.
One of these creative studios is Clayspace in Margate, where We Made That recently visited on an office day out to experience the craft of pottery. Clayspace Studios is a not-for-profit social enterprise set up to offer a professional ceramics studio space and teaching facility for the whole community. Their aim is to provide inspiration and support for anyone wanting to work with clay at all levels of ability and experience. They run a regular programme of classes, short courses and drop-in sessions from their studios in Margate.
We recently received our hand-made pottery and are pleasantly surprised with the results! Thanks again to Bridget and the rest of the Clayspace team for a wonderful day!