Mindful Making

Creative activity changes you. Regardless of artistic talent, the act of sitting, concentrating and crafting something with your hands forces your mind to be still. This article provides a great overview of some of the benefits.


Black Duck Studios has introduced a new audience to the joy that comes from focusing the mind on working with clay. Gyms abound to focus on healthy bodies, but few businesses focus on healthy minds and improving mood. We create studio space for people to reduce stress, anxiety, loneliness and stigma.

Workshops are done on a drop-in or book in basis and are completely customisable to all abilities. The studio space is calm and neutral, clear of clutter. The perfect environment for mindful making. You can even choose the soundtrack if you like!