Life Underground pt.1

This informal clay pot making session explores the buried vessel as site of transformation, and agent of slow irrigation. Conceived as an exploratory part of our composting season, artists Ellie Doney and Nayoung Jeong take inspiration from their areas of research: edible materials and transformation, and the materialisation of displaced Korean identity.

They will co-create vessels to irrigate the Phytology meadow, and to ferment some veg to make traditional Korean Kimchi. When the pots are buried they either slow-release water, or keep the ferment cool.

This session will be a day-long clay making workshop, and after the vessels are fired, the following session will be an irrigation planting session and a kimchi making workshop on Friday 24th August.

All are welcome to join for either session. There will be a free shared lunch from 1-2pm, please bring a vegetarian dish to share.

Standard tickets are £7.92 to help cover the cost of materials and firing. Tickets here.

There are a few free tickets available for low / no income participants. Please write to if you would like to book one of these places. If you have any access needs which you would like us to accommodate during the workshop, please also write to

This event has been organised by Compost Mentis with support from the Goldsmiths Innovation Award.

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