On Common Ground - the town built of clay

  • Emily Hesse
  • james Beighton

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Period25 Nov 2015

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleOn Common Ground - the town built of clay
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBBC
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionMiddlesbrough was home to one of the most innovative and interesting potteries of the Victorian era, Linthorpe Art Pottery. Despite only producing for ten years, the pottery, all made from local red clay, is now highly collectable.

    Artist Emily Hesse and curator James Beighton wanted to recapture the spirit of the historic pottery whilst reflecting the character of modern day Middlesbrough with their New Linthorpe project. As they prepare to take part in Hey Clay, the Crafts Council's weekend of pottery taster sessions happening up and down the UK in early December, Emily and James look back at the importance of Middlesbrough's clay industry and how it is shaping their project.
    PersonsEmily Hesse, james Beighton


  • clay
  • ceramics
  • art
  • teesside