Embedded Bread

Matthew Raw and Abigail Holsborough

Chef’s Corner, Cann Hall ward

Embedded Bread is a participatory artwork that celebrates the history of the bakery at Chef’s Corner and the cultural diversity of Waltham Forest.

The entire wall will be clad in blue and white tiles paying homage to the original colour of the wall and also to historical ceramics from around the world. The design includes a large-scale typographic nod to previous bakers with handmade decorative tiles interspersed across the building at eye level. These tiles will be made in community workshops with abstract images of cultural bread.


Matthew Raw is a Royal College of Art graduate and former artist in residence at the V&A Museum. He is a founding member of Studio Manifold – a collective studio in Hoxton set up in 2010. He works in clay on public commissions, collaborations, artwork for galleries, and teaches extensively.

Abigail Holsborough works in photography and participatory arts. She was part of the team behind ‘Claystation’ at Seven Sisters, alongside Matthew. Abigail has worked on projects and workshops at organisations such as London Transport Museum, Brixton Windmill and the V&A Museum.