Opening Hours: Tue-Sat: 10am-12midnight, Sun-Mon: Closed

Christine Borland & Brody Condon

Circles of Focus Open Air Firing

Sat 21 March 2015

Christine Borland & Brody Condon

Leading up to Christine Borland and Brody Condon’s exhibition Circle of Focus at CCA, the artists invite you to witness an ambitious firing of hundreds of clay pieces being made for the exhibition, in an open-air turf kiln. Starting in the late afternoon, the kiln will be packed and the fire lit. The artists, accompanied by Orcadian experimental archaeologist and potter Andrew Appleby, will introduce the Circles of Focus project and the history and process of making and firing clay using Neolithic techniques and processes. Visitors are then invited to eat together and keep the fire company while it burns.

This is a free event, everyone welcome. Food and refreshments will be served.

To Book Your Free Place:

Capacity for this event is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. To reserve your place, please email with the subject “Open Air Firing”.

Travelling to Cove Park:

Cove Park is one hour by car from Glasgow. For travel directions by car, please visit

Trains run every half hour between Glasgow Queen Street and Helensburgh Central. Journey time is approximately 45 minutes. Trains also run every hour from Glasgow Central to Gourock where a connecting ferry service is provided to Kilcreggan (10 minutes drive from Cove Park). Taxis can be organised in advance for the journeys from Helensburgh and Kilcreggan to Cove Park: please contact Macs Taxis directly on 01436 831237

We recommend that you take the 3.25pm train from Glasgow Central, arriving Gourock at 4.05pm, then the 4.18pm ferry from Gourock to Kilcreggan.
You can then travel to Cove Park by taxi. Please book in advance directly by calling the above taxi number.

A complimentary bus will leave Cove Park at 9pm (30mins driving from Cove Park to Helensburgh), to catch the 9.40pm train from Helensburgh Central, which arrives Glasgow Queen Street at 10.29pm. Seats on this bus may be limited, so please let us know when you reserve your place for the event whether you would like to book a seat.

Please Note:

Cove Park is a 50-acre rural site with rough farm tracks. The event will take place at a number of locations on site. Please wear appropriate footwear and come prepared for all weathers! Please bring your own torches.

A number of Cove Park’s Cubes are available to book for those wishing to stay on site for the night of Saturday 21 March. For further information, costs and reservations, please contact Alexia Holt via


The project has been made possible through collaborations with experts and institutions, including the Laboratory of Human Anatomy, University of Glasgow; Materialise UK; Fursbeck Pottery, Orkney; Flux Laser & CNC Studio, Glasgow; Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences, Northumbria University and Cove Park; and with funding from a Creative Scotland Vital Spark Award.

Circles of Focus is co-developed with Stroom in Den Haag, The Netherlands, where the second chapter of the project will open in September 2016.




5pm - 9pm, Free, Cove Park
All ages
To reserve your place, email with the subject “Open Air Firing”