Two years ago, Angell started the scheme, which has seen 20 people help to build and operate a gas-fired kiln in east London. Angel says that the public kiln will  ''open up a whole new world of creative possibilities, both for young people in east London and existing artists in the area.''

Aaron Angell Image via the Independent Aaron Angell
Image via the Independent

"In a gas kiln, we starve the glaze reactions of oxygen and produce much more dynamic results; electric kiln firing is too clean and generic."

Non-profit art agency Create is behind the project, as they have awarded Town Gas their first Create Cities commission, which has been sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

In 2013, Angell founded the Hackney ceramic studio Troy Town Art Pottery. Created stated that Town Gas was created  “in response to dwindling ceramics access in London'' and that it will kickstart ''a new way of thinking about ceramics to young adults in east London.''

Angell commented: "Town Gas is about expanding the activities of Troy Town to offer gas firing to the artists-in-residence. The new gas kiln will be facilitated by training local young people to run the facility, who themselves will hopefully start working with ceramics too."

Locals will be offered traineeships as well as access to workshops on ceramics.

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