To mark the launch of this year’s clay symposium, we have commissioned Art Histories Lecturer Dr Michael Paraskos to design a self-guided walking tour, starting at the Art School in Kennington, and taking in both notable and hidden examples of clay in architectural history.
Taking the historic collaboration between City & Guilds of London Art School (originally called Lambeth School of Art) and Doulton & Co. as a starting point, the tour takes in the Durning Library, Beaufoy Institute, the Doulton Factory, and Brunswick House. Crossing the river you can then learn more about Harrods, the Courtyard and Ceramic Staircase of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the Royal Albert Hall.
The map – free to download below – was designed by Art School Wood Workshop Technician David MacDiarmid, who took visual cues from the maps included in a pre-war Art School prospectus. These archival touches sit alongside David’s own hand-drawn illustrations.
Find the locations by using the what3words provided on the map.