A community engagement initiative established at Imerys’ Blackpool Pit, Brickfield reconnects people with clay via brick making workshops and field trip tours.

Head over to @__brickfield__ on Instagram to see the latest images and video clips of kiln building, brickmaking and firing created by the Brickfield team including lead artist Rosanna Martin, Whitegold Curator Katie Bunnell and new members, Zenna Tagney and Bobi McFazdean. The Insta feed shows a community brickworks in the making from the ground up. See how they have collected and mixed clay, made bricks and follow the progress of the kiln firing as it happens in conjunction with the Virtual Festival. There are some special insights from former clay country brickmaker, John Osborne, who brings his expert skills and real regional knowledge to the project.

Click on the video above to find out more.

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We are excited to announce a new virtual festival, hosted entirely digitally through our website and social channels, on Saturday 19th September