The Power of Clay: Why London Clay Art Centre Matters
Connectivity, Physical, Emotional, and Mental Benefit
“The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Mental health is a critical component of overall health.”
Despite being more “connected” than ever, people are experiencing profound feelings of isolation. An increasing number are living with anxiety, loneliness, and mental health challenges. Additionally, as art programs are curtailed in schools, more research is supporting the importance of art in child development. At LCAC, we believe clay is an extraordinary artistic medium that grows children's skills like no other and brings people together in a welcoming environment of social connectivity, profound knowledge sharing, collaboration, and creativity.
"We offer the antidote to social isolation, plus a range of physical, emotional, and mental benefits both tangible and intangible..."
Various workshops and community projects
In both contexts, LCAC’s presence in the community is increasingly relevant and important because we offer the antidote to social isolation, plus a range of physical, emotional, and mental benefits both tangible and intangible for children, youth, and adults alike.
Inspiring stories about working with clay at London Clay Art Centre: