After what has been a turbulent year, we are so pleased that we finally have some exciting Clay College updates!

We are thrilled to announce that Ben Brierley has joined the team at Clay College as Principal. Ben will work with Kevin to ensure that, despite the disruption of the past 18 months, our second cohort will leave us with the best grounding in skills that we can give them.

Ben is a distinguished maker of wheel-thrown and altered functional-ware and sculptural pieces. He exhibits extensively at fairs and through galleries both nationally and internationally. His work is wood-fired and he is an expert kiln-builder! He is the author of Firing Kilns published by Bloomsbury in their New Ceramics series and he has published articles on wood firing and glaze composition in Ceramic ReviewThe Log Book and Ceramics Technical.

Alongside his own practice, he has taught ceramics at Loughborough University’s School of Design and Creative Arts for over 20 years.

We are so pleased to welcome Ben to Clay College!