"This diverse and exciting group of award winners illustrates the wonderful skills and creativity we have

in the UK – both traditional and in new forms. By high-lighting these skills we can introduce them to young people who may be inspired to become the next creative generation."

Lady Frances Sorrell, Chair of the Craft Skills Awards 2013 - Clayground Collective winner

of Engaging New and Diverse Audiences in

Craft award


Duncan, as co-director of Clayground Collective,

heads up the creative engagement programme,

which recently includes Clay Cargo a project that traces Josiah Wedgwood’s historic canal routes

highlighting links with ceramics and the materiality

of clay. Each year, for 3 years (2013–2015), over

a 5-month period, they present a theatrical and engaging public participatory and interactive programme of activity working with partners in

London, Birmingham and Stoke