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Join Eric Parry and Richard Deacon to learn more about their collaboration on One Eagle Place, a seminal building in the heart of Piccadilly.
The building includes a striking ceramic façade that utilises the sculptural and cast qualities of clay. A 25-metre sculptural cornice grows out of the body of the building as a piece of public art. The multi-coloured cornice, formed of 39 individual ceramic sculptures, is accompanied by red and white speckled ceramic framed windows. The ceramic transfer method used for the cornice and window frames was developed in the eighteenth century and has never been used in architectural ceramics before.
This event is part of the 'Hand Held to Super Scale: Building with Ceramics’ exhibition and public programme curated by the Building Centre exhibitions team and Fettle Studio, a ceramics studio founded by Lydia Johnson, architect and product designer at Citizens Design Bureau. Supported by the Built Environment Trust, with thanks to headline sponsor Boston Valley Terra Cotta and exhibition supporters Arup, Darwen Terracotta, NBK Terracotta and Szerelmey.