A Feat of Clay
A Feat of Clay is an exciting interdisciplinary project which aims to broaden the audiences reached by palaeontological engagment through collaboration with the arts. The pilot workshop has been developed and run in collaboration with University College Dublin Parity Artist in Residence Elaine Harrington, and was made possible through a University College Dublin seed funding grant.
Artists, geoscientists and publics hold a diversity of views of the Earth and clay as the materials that make up rocks, fossils, utensils and art. As geoscientists and artists, we work with the same materials, but the significance we apply to them, and how we work with them are different. To explore these different viewpoints, and educate publics in geology and palaeontology, we designed STEAM engagement workshops to examine the material journey from Earth to pot.