MERZ Pottery Project
Over the centuries Sanquhar has been the site of several Brickworks, with the last closing in the 1960s. The clay-fields lie to the north of the town where the clay still remains accessible. A trial project started at MERZ in the Autumn to refine samples of the clay with the hope of establishing a craft pottery, drawing on the town’s brick-making history and tile and finial designs. So far, small samples of clay have been fired successfully while various ways of increasing the plasticity of the clay are being explored.