Modern Clay a ceramic studio based in Digbeth, Birmingham and was set up as a project by Mark Essen in 2017 to provide a facility for the production of ceramics.

In 2019 Modern Clay changed into an artist led member’s co-operative. The studio is run by its seven artist members: Leah Carless, Mark Essen, Joanne Masding, Sophie Mckinney, Suzi Osborn, Laurie Ramsell and Sarah Taylor Silverwood.