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Clay Critters
Clay Critters

Sun, 12 May



Clay Critters

Join Jo Pearl, ceramic artist and animation film maker, for a playful workshop that breathes clay into life while exploring OmVed Gardens’ flora and micro fauna.

Time & Location

12 May 2024, 11:00 – 13:00

London, Townsend Yard, London N6 5JF, UK

About the event

Inspired by her body of work ‘Unearthed’ on view at the Alchemy exhibition, ceramic artist and animation filmmaker Jo Pearl will host a playful workshop inviting participants to sculpt the fascinating microbes and mini critters that live beneath healthy soil and bring them to life using simple stop motion.

“Breathing life into clay and clay into life – has become my definition of animation. I have become fascinated with the soil that is at the root of the ceramic discipline, enchanted by the truly overwhelming richness of life beneath our feet. I celebrate that abundance here with ‘Unearthed’, a project that zooms us down and focuses in on the choreography of ever-more tiny beings that inhabit the soil, a largely unknown place that holds one of the keys to life on earth.” - Jo Pearl

This workshop is suitable for any age from 8 to 108. Participants must have a smart phone with the iMotion app (free to download) and be able to use it unsupervised. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

About the facilitator:

Jo Pearl breathes life into clay. Her work is a celebration of the material in all its states of being: from plastic evolving clay forms captured via animation, through sculptures alchemically transfixed in the kiln into ceramics. Unearthed, her latest body of work, shown at Thrown Contemporary’s Alchemy exhibition at OmVed, celebrates the hidden abundance of life in the soil beneath our feet. Playing with scale she shifts our focus to the worms, mini beasts and microbes teeming with life in healthy soil, and whimsically challenges us to overcome any squeamishness about ‘dirt’.

Subsidised Tickets:

We have a few tickets at a subsidised rate. If this workshop is not monetarily accessible to you, please write to us at to avail yourself of a subsidised ticket rate. Subject to availability.

Refund Policy:

These tickets are refundable up to 10 days before the start of the event (2nd May) post which they will be non-refundable.

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