The healing power of ceramics at Tactile Minds
Taking place between 18-23 September at the 18th century House Mill in Bromley-by-Bow, this not-for-profit ceramics exhibition is a welcome new initiative in support of the mental health charity Mind…
Promoting the therapeutic qualities of working with clay, 22 ceramic artists and makers have created pieces that explore their own mental health experiences for Tactile Minds. Featured ceramicists include Stephanie Buttle (whose Position 6 is shown above), Leah Jensen, Jono Smart, Helen Johannessen, Catherine Mountford, Sarah Rogers and Charlotte Blackburn.
The House Mill itself is an inspiring and unusual venue for the event – the world’s largest surviving tidal mill, it is a beautiful historic building in Tower Hamlets and Newham that is a long way from the clichéd ‘white space’ gallery.
All works will be for sale, with a percentage of proceeds going to Mind. The event will also involve a panel discussion on mental health and making, as part of Mind’s initiative to encourage the open discussion on the subject, empower people to talk about their experiences and to have the confidence to seek professional help and therapy.
Tactile Minds, from 18-23 September at the 18th century House Mill in Bromley-by-Bow, London