Welcome to Clay Technology, the member magazine of the International Clay Technology Association. 

The magazine is available thrice yearly and features are visible to members once logged in.

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As this issue was in production, we heard the sad news that HM Queen Elizabeth II had passed away. IOM3 sends its deepest sympathies to the Royal Family. 

Both as the recipient of Her Majesty’s gracious patronage throughout her reign and as an Institute incorporated by Royal Charter, IOM3 has been proud of its association with Her Majesty and grateful for the support from her and her family. In common with many others, her consistent and steady presence will be sorely missed. Read our full tribute to the Queen

As we celebrate and reflect on the life of the Queen, who elegantly weaved history with modernity, our Staff Writer Alex Brinded was fortunate enough to visit the site of Aldershaw Handmade Tiles in Sussex. Here, the firm makes clay roof, wall, floor and mathematical tiles the way they have been made for hundreds of years for contemporary as well as heritage projects. 

Speaking to the company’s owner, long-standing employees and new recruits gives an holistic picture of the craft and passion at work, as well as the firm’s history and future plans. As one of the team members who is early on in their career sums up, “Knowing that Aldershaw has tiles on The Queen’s House at the Tower of London and Hampton Court really surprised me, as we are such 
a small team”. 

We hope you enjoy this issue.



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