ClayTech UK 2021


ClayTech UK is the largest exhibition of suppliers to the UK heavy clay industry, with its key role as a showcase of innovation, technical learning opportunities and the networking event for all of those involved in the heavy clay industry.

Following consideration and with a strong sense of responsibility, the decision was taken by the ICTa ClayTech UK organising committee to postpone the physical exhibition until 2022, and host the event virtually this year, with emphasis on delivering exceptional engagement, networking and knowledge exchange between remote participants.

The webinar content is focused around Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for the industry, particularly those studying for the Clay Quarry Managers and the L2 and L3 Clay Technology courses.

Technical Presentations

The Life of Clay Quarry Operations: From Concept to Restoration

Presented by Mike Phillips, MinExp

Clay quarry operations are no different to any other quarry operation, however they do pose differing challenges along the way and life of the quarry.

I would like to walk you through the differing stages of the operation from concept to final restoration considering some of the major steps along the journey.

Some of these may seem common practice, albeit many are passed over or simply forgotten about given the fact these are sometimes operated on a campaign basis and not 365 days a year operation.

This journey may simply refresh some aspects of what’s already happening or may highlight some of the areas that need to be addressed? 

Clay Evaluation and Testing

Presented by Carl Cuthbert, Forterra Building Products

  1. Drilling for evaluation of reserves and quality
  2. Clay Sampling for Extraction and Stockpiling
  3. Laboratory Testing and Analysis
  4. Fired Slabs and Extrusions




10:00  Welcome & Introduction

10:05  The Life of Clay Quarry Operations: From Concept to Restoration

11:00  Clay Evaluation and Testing

11:55  Summaries

12:00  Close


Event Details

  • The webinar will take place online, a link to join will be sent 48 hours prior.
  • The session will be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to watch on-demand.
  • All timings advertised are GMT/BST.