Cheddar Individuality Project



Imagine a trail of clay figures made by people in Cheddar and the Cheddar Valley. Each handmade figure an example of creativity and individuality. Each figure unique!

Artist Bridget Hemmings is leading the Cheddar Individuality Project with two further ceramic artists Ella Phillips and Lucy Brown. Working with community groups, organisations and individuals they aim to create around 1,000 ceramic figures (roughly 13-15 cm tall).  The idea is inspired by the artist Anthony Gormley’s Field installations. The project focuses on “Individuality” to celebrate that everyone is different and everyone is special, so each figure will be unique. The figures will be created out of 6 different types of clay to reflect our society today.

There are two parts to this project first creation and then installation.

Creation and Installation

Creation – the clay figures will be made in a series of workshops taking place in locations around Cheddar between Jan and May 2023. These will take place in Bridget’s home studio, in local businesses and organisations, in social and care settings, at the local School, and in public workshops and pop-up events. For those who can’t attend a workshop in person it is possible to make your sculpture at home and send it back to Bridget and the team for firing and inclusion in the exhibition.

Installation – the figures will be brought together in a public art trail. An opportunity to explore Cheddar and see the artworks placed in different settings around the town. The trail will be launched in June 2023.

Book a free workshop

Jan 21st 10-12pm.
Feb 4th 10-12pm

Where? The Arts Quarter in Cheddar

How much? Free but donations are welcome.

Meet the Artists

Meet the Individuals