Thu, 14 Oct


Casa Mundi Studio


Co-create a sculpture of the First Mushroom to appear on Earth

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Time & Location

14 Oct 2021, 19:00 – 20:30 BST

Casa Mundi Studio, James Ln, London E10 6JD, UK

About the event

At the dawn of time and when the land was raw and dead, the first great fungus drew together mighty towers that dominated the landscape. Prototaxites (the first yew) broke down rock into soil and connected the plants to bacteria, it nurtured the land like a gardener and today we pay homage to its great works and benevolent attention.

Come to Casa Mundi Studio on James Lane, Leyton (the garage with the green door) and share in the resurrection of its form. We will collectively build a towering structure from clay whose hollow spaces are to become home to the descendants of this old man of rock and water. Jack will tell stories of this fungi's evolutionary history and its importance. Emily will guide us in its construction using a range of handbuilding and press moulding techniques.

Suitable for children and adults, this a great introduction into ceramic sculpture and a fun take on learning about fungi.

* Additional workshops will also be taking place on Saturday 16 October *


Location: Casa Mundi Studio is located on James Lane, Leyton, E10 6JD (to the rear of 24 Lyndhurst Drive)

Nearest stations: Leyton Midland Overground & Leytonstone Underground

Safety and Covid: This workshop will be held indoors in a ventilated space in line with relevant Covid guidance; participants may be required to maintain social distancing, if required by guidelines at the time.

Fungus Fortnight is supported by Waltham Forest Council

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