Typecast III

BCB have worked within the recovery community in Stoke-on-Trent over five years. The Typecast project aims to enable individuals in recovery to creatively plan, communicate and reflect on their recovery journey using clay.

Typecast also works towards getting participants back into the community, to share, inspire and teach other people in recovery their new creative skills. Identity, heritage and relationships will be key themes in the project, as artists Joe Hartley, Helen Felcey and Barry Taylor lead the group through the creative processes.


To the left is a film made by researcher Lucy Barratt. it details personal accounts of recovery and using clay in the 2014 project.

You can download a paper which details images, poems and stories from participants of the Typecast project below. 

For regular updates on all of our current projects follow us on the BCB Learning Blog. You can see any upcoming events and workshops for this project in What’s On.

This project is funded by European Lifelong Learning Grundtvig which was initiated by Portraits of Recovery and is developed in partnership with Stoke-On-Trent City Council Public Health.