This week’s blog is by Tina Salvidge, a local artist who approached Seed Sedgemoor with a proposal to set up a Clay Club in Badgworth and Axbridge as part of the 2022/23 Cheddar, Axbridge, Polden commissions. The Club started in early January this year and has just completed its first term.
Clay Club aims to make a creative space for absolute beginners to improve people’s general wellbeing and include a social element to encourage people gently back into the social world after lock down. It is based in two locations – Badgworth – a very rural location, and in contrast the small market town of Axbridge where a Seed consultation identified a desire for ceramic classes.
Clay Club is run by local artist and ceramicist Tina Salvidge, a multi-disciplinary Somerset based artist, who works within the community on socially engaged projects, collaborating, sharing skills and curating exhibitions.