What's This Marble Building At Seven Sisters Station?

What's This Marble Building At Seven Sisters Station?
Assemble and Matthew Raw, Clay Station, for Art on the Underground, 2017. Photo by GG Archard.

This marble tiled unit outside Seven Sisters station has apparently appeared out of nowhere.

In truth, the building's been here for a while — while the tiles were created inside it.

Assemble and Matthew Raw, Clay Station, for Art on the Underground, 2017. Photo by GG Archard.

Turner prize winning architecture collective Assemble and artist Matthew Raw collaborated to create a thousand handmade tiles, with the help of local residents — transforming the unit into a permanent artwork, Clay Station.

The tiles being made inside the retail unit

Says Matthew Raw:

The colourful approach we decided upon came from an extended period of experimentation in the studio. As a result, each tile is a bespoke composition of different clay mixtures. It has been great to work with Assemble and bounce off different skill sets. During production it quickly became apparent that cladding the kiosk with this approach was going to be a labour of love, as each element is rolled and then glazed by hand.

The kiosk before renovation

The Clay Station will be leased out to an independent coffee shop. Marble-ous stuff.

Each tile is rolled and glazed by hand
Assemble and Matthew Raw, Clay Station, for Art on the Underground, 2017. Photo by GG Archard.

Last Updated 19 December 2017