The Clay Factory Diaries | Spring-ish Edition | Our Art is About to Bloom

It’s been a busy start to the year here at The Clay Factory with a number of events already under our belt, with some great art exhibitions in the pipeline, as well as being featured in Plymouth Herald twice already!

RedPod Food make headlines… 

As many of you know, we have a completely plant-focused pop-up cafe based here at the Clay Factory and it was great to see so many of you, new faces and old, pop out to see us as we started 2019 with a bang.  Not only did we start the year by opening up for an extra day of dinner service (we are now open Monday’s too), we also held a fantastic Valentine’s Day evening special which was completely sold out and those that came left feeling the love that only a trip to The Clay Factory can provide. In case you missed it, we were also lucky enough to have a visit from @PlymouthLive Business Editor and fellow vegan William Telford who wrote a great article about our Canteen, Chef William and the motivations behind what we’re doing here with RedPod Food. You can have a read by clicking on this link:

RedPod Art springs into life this March: 

As many of you know if you’ve been out to visit us, we have held regular art exhibitions here at The Clay Factory via our flagship arts brand RedPod Arts.  We’re absolutely delighted to announce that this month 

one of our Shipping Containers will be taken over by Devon-based photographer Sarah Newton whose art exhibition‘Out-Sight-In’ will be open to the public from March 27th until April 3rd 10.00-17.00.  We asked Sarah to describe her exhibition to us and this is what she had to say “Living In the Anthropocene era we are reaping the consequences 

of our industrial and technological development. Notwithstanding the many benefits, impacts for our environment and the health of all living beings is now at the forefront of many agendas across the planet.” Based in South Devon Sarah has global intentions: Out-Sight-In examines rubbish washed up by the sea and explores facilities available for the disposal of what we no longer have a use for. Sarah will also be holding an artist talk on Saturday 30th March at 12.00. This will be a great opportunity to come along, meet the artist and find out more about her practice.

To find out more about the event (opening times and further details) please click the following link:

Continuing with the art theme we are looking ahead to celebrating the residency of artist and Plymouth College of Art graduate student Nicky Harwood in her exhibition ‘Coast’, and one day printmaking workshop.Nicky is inviting the public to join her in making her last print at The Clay Factory. Using found objects, either hers or bring your own, the printing process will continue all day and visitors can print as much or as little as they want. The end print will be exhibited with the rest of her work in the White Box Gallery. Nicky lives in Cornwall and her painting and printmaking are influenced by the colours found within the South West coastline and walking is fundamental to her practice.The workshop will take place on Saturday 27th April 10-5pm and you can find out more by following the link…

RedPod Food visits the amazing cuisine of Mexico:

As if that’s not enough reason to visit us, our plant based canteen RedPod Food is also hosting and extra special lunch service on 27th April to coincide with Nicky’s workshop, celebrating the wonderfully colourful and versatile food of Mexico. Chef William and his team will be opening the kitchen from 12-3pm and serving some delicious food. Booking is essential and we are expecting to be super busy so we recommend following the link to reserve your tickets asap!

Our brand new work hub is nearly here:

Just another quick reminder about our brand new Business Hub that will be opening very soon bringing flexible

working and hot-desking space to Devon in cool and quirky Beach Huts right in the heart of The Clay Factory. If you’re interested in hiring on of our Huts get in touch with us as we have some great deals on offer! You can read all about the project here in the is great article written by The Herald…

To enquire about our work hub units email:


It’s not goodbye, it’s see you soon…

Well that’s it for now from us, we’ll be back soon to fill you in on all our latest plans, so remember to keep following us on social media to keep abreast of all our developments and get in touch with us today to find out how you can use our fantastic building!


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