Ludlow Food Festival

The Original Festival for Food and Drink Lovers

Kulhar Project

Where: Castle Outer Bailey

The question around the sustainability of the takeaway coffee cup has inspired a creative, interactive installation from multi-award winning Shropshire-based roasters Hundred House Coffee, based just outside Ludlow. 

Inviting participants to get involved and explore the boundary between sustainability and creativity - visitors to the Ludlow Food Festival will have the opportunity to create their own clay cup through the guided, tactile and sensory experience that is ceramics throwing, with the results being exhibited at the Festival. 

These are FREE drop-in sessions - just turn up and have a go!

Taking a cue from the traditional Indian kulhar, a handleless terracotta drinking cup, the installation is intended to bring together the coffee-loving community through the production of ceramic cups at the event. All cups made - successful or not - will be displayed at the festival, to create a diverse and broad visual representation of the event. 


The installation forms part of a series of annual activations by Hundred House Coffee’s non-profit Art + Industry programme, which supports the arts through coffee sales and gives back to the creative community, including design projects in inner-city schools. 

Collaborating with Hundred House on the project is open access ceramics studio CUP Ceramics and link to their site: 

CUP Ceramics Community is beautiful and airy open access pottery studio providing studio membership and a range of short and long pottery courses suitable in Hereford. The studio is also home  to a gorgeous little coffeehouse where you can enjoy Hundred House Coffee, Trumpers tea, Nizi Bakery Toasties and a ceramics gallery where all items on display are made on site.  We are a community interest company so all of our profits are reinvested to give the best and most affordable experience for all including running access sessions for various charities and schools looking to access the therapeutic side of making with clay.



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