I am part of a ceramic artists/makers collective called Klay. We were originally a group of ten who graduated from the City Lit ceramics diploma in 2015, plus two other makers.
On 3rd March 2016, we opened a pop-up ceramics shop/gallery called Klay at 18 Malden Road, London NW5 3HN which ran for nine months. It was part of Camden Council's regeneration initiative aimed at bringing creative life back to a disadvantaged part of the borough. Klay introduced ceramic art and craft to the local community. Many local inhabitants commented on what a positive contribution to the area we made. I met a number of people who were fascinated by the craft and many enquired about courses. Although we have now left our premises, Klay continues in other short-term pop-up situations and fairs.