commUNITY Clay Project
Great art is made when many hands work together. – Susan Whelan
Our project was inspired by Antony Gormley’s dramatic installation, “Field for the British Isles.”
Unlike Gormley’s installation where 100 volunteers created 40,000 figures, our project will be made from many hands and each figure will be unique. The clay will be a red brick color, a nod to Kingston’s historic history as a brick-making center.
Come Get Creative with Us!
You can join the creative fun in two ways – at onsite Clay Days at MAD in The D.R.A.W. Studio (where we will adhere to all CDC and NYS Department of Health requirements) or pick up your clay and bring your clay figure(s) back when done!
There are only three rules to follow:
• Must be hand-sized
• Must stand up
• Must have a face!
2 Ways to Participate — Where, When and How-To
Everyone who wants to be a part of this exciting community art project can pick up a small bag of clay and instructions. This is a great project for church/school groups, families, friends, social clubs, businesses, organizations and, well, everyone!
MAD is hosting weekend CommUNITY Clay Days in The D.R.A.W. Studio, 20 Cedar St., Kingston. You can make your figure onsite or pick up clay for you (and your group, if you need more than one):
Saturdays, August 1, 15 & 29, 10am-2pm
Sundays, August 9 & 23, 10am-2pm
When your clay figure is completed, just drop it off at one of these locations so it can be fired at Bailey Pottery:
Pick-up / Drop-off Locations
MAD in the 20 Cedar Street Lobby (Energy Square) Directions
Kingston Ceramic Studio at 77 Cornell Street on the 3rd Floor (Shirt Factory) Directions
It takes only about five minutes to make a clay figure so people of all ages and abilities can participate. Check out our how-to videos to see how easy, fast and fun it is to make a clay figure!