Sanquhar Pottery Project
Kristin Powers has joined MERZ for a couple of months to assist refining the local clay. For this year’s Sanquhar Arts Festival at the end of May MERZ will be showing the results of experiments to improve the local clay for making ceramics and pots. For many years the local clay was used for bricks, drainage roof-ridges and finials but the brickworks closed in the 1960s. The Sanquhar Pottery Project has been running for a couple of years and with Kristin‘s help we will explore possible ways to use the clay and appropriate firing methods and kiln.