Wild Clay Workshop

World’s End Farm
July 14, 2024

with Hayley Cranberry Small

Dig your own clay at Worlds End Farm and make something with it!
Join ceramicist and cartographer Hayley Cranberry Small (and little Greta the Dachshund) and resident artist Kristen Mounsey for this two hour workshop exploring the properties of wild clay from the farm.

No experience necessary to participate in this adventure.

In this workshop, you will learn about :

🪣 how to identify usable clay in the soil where you live
🪣 what clay looks like in the wild and in the stages of processing it
🪣 the process of turning freshly dug clay into usable material
🪣 testing and firing practies in the studio
🪣 what you can make with this amazing material! 

We'll discuss and demonstrate the constraints, considerations and possibilities of integrating wild clay into one's artistic practice, and see how Kris and Hayley integrate local clay into their current ceramic work.

Recommended gear for this class (but not required):
- Boots that can get muddy
- A bucket (if you want to take home your clay)
- Shovel
- A notebook

Please contact us by Friday July 12, 2024 with any physical accommodation requests, as we will be going into the field and pond to dig clay.

Participants may take home samples of wild clay they collected. 

This workshop is about processing the raw material, but the option is available to have any pieces made during this workshop fired by Worlds End studio for $.06/ cubic inch, available for pickup.

About Hayley Small
Hayley is a ceramicist and cartographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her ceramic work focuses on the body, and draws connection between her environment and experience with chronic illness. Her work in mapmaking intersects with her ceramic practice in the ongoing interdisciplinary Clay Earth Research Project.



This course is valued at $175. All courses are pay-what-you can afford; we suggest a range of $45-$250.

Wild Clay

Black and white photographs of clay harvest at World’s End
courtesy of Katherine Finkelstein 

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photos courtesy of Rinne Allen and Sarah Ryhanen