The Kitchen Table Collective

Want to try making with clay? You are invited to join The Kitchen Table Collective: a new ceramics project led by artist Aliyah Hussain. 

Each fortnight, you will be able to collect a free make at home ceramics kit from Bootle or Crosby Libraries, which will include all the instructions, materials and tools you will need to make a set of ceramic objects. There will be three different sessions, all based around objects that we use when cooking, eating or growing food. 

Collective members will also have access to our Clay Hotline, which you can call to talk through what you are making, ask advise or simply have a chat. 

At the end of the 3 sessions we will fire and glaze your work. Together we will make two sets of functional objects  – one for you, and one to be used in the libraries. 

Dates for collecting your clay kits are 2 October, 16 October & 30 October.

Joining is free, and everyone is welcome, but places are limited. To register your interest and to find out more, simply email or call, text or whatsapp us 07751240427. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter for more updates about how to get involved or other projects we are running.

Let us know in your message if you would prefer to pick up your kits from Bootle or Crosby Libraries. If you are vulnerable or shielding we can also arrange to deliver the kits to your home. 

Click on the images below to access instruction booklets:

Clay Tips and Tricks

Week 1: Handbuilt Fridge Magnets

Week 2: Sugar bowls and spoons

Week 3: Toast Racks

About Aliyah Hussain:

Aliyah Hussain’s practice approaches themes found within feminist science fiction literature, in particular the possibilities of co-sharing space in domestic or social settings. She works with abstract forms and uses these to construct narratives in order to explore different modes of communication and miscommunication. With a background in performance and an interest in process and material, her work moves across sound, ceramic sculpture, drawing and collage.