Ely-based ceramicist Louise Beale and sculptor Mike Hartley have been announced as the two artists winning a £1800 commission for the “Somewhere in Ely” project.

The outdoor arts project called “Somewhere in Ely” was launched in the city earlier this year with the support of Babylon Arts, Ely Markets and Ely College. Artists, makers and creators from across the country were invited to propose ideas for fun and unexpected things to happen in the city. There were over 70 proposals offering performances, sculpture, installations, activities and events. It was the job of Ely residents to vote choose the final two artists.

Louise Beale is a ceramic artist based in Ely. Her vision is to work with local people to create an installation of hundreds of ceramic sculptures to our city in October.

If you would like to try your hand at making a model out of air-dry clay, Louise will be giving away FREE ‘making packs’ from a stall on Ely Market this Thursday 13 August, Saturday 15 and Bank Holiday Monday 31 August. The packs include clay, paint and materials, and all the instructions you will need to make your own mini artwork.

You can also collect packs from the Babylon Gallery or contact Louise directly if you would prefer a pack to be delivered to you.

For more details visit or contact Louise on

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