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NEWS


APRIL 15
I will be showing some works from my research project with Transistor:

Hampstead AAF, London : 10-14 June 2015

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MARCH 15
Two-week ceramics workshop in Rome
August 31 – September 13

Book here

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Group show:
Many a Slip: invited artists juggle with the domestic symbol of ‘the cup’

Marsden Woo, London : 22 July – 05 September 2015

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MARCH 15
I had my PhD viva on Feb 23rd, with Dr. Linda Sandino and Maria Fusco (chaired by Professor David Crowley), and passed. However, revisions, geared to making the thesis more easily navigable, were required and are now underway. My second supervisor, Jonathan Miles, said that, considering how unconventional it was, I should be delighted with the result.

The thesis is/was an experiment in presenting a research project as an object. Currently, it includes poems, journal texts, essays, emails, prose fragments, concrete poems, graphic elements, images and moving image (in interactive pdf version). Something will have to go to accommodate the longer introduction and section on methodology required by my examiners. When complete, the thesis will be published online by the RCA and will be freely available to the public.

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JANUARY 15
PhD Thesis [Writing_Making: Object as body, language and material] has been submitted and is with my examiners, Linda Sandino and Maria Fusco.

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OCTOBER 14
Essay forthcoming in:
Sloppy Craft: Post-Disciplinarity and Craft

Edited by Elaine Cheasley Paterson and Susan Surette, Bloomsbury Academic (July 2015).

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SHOW RCA 2014

The show is done and dismantled and I’ve moved out of the Department of Ceramics & Glass. I have a (planned) extension term to write up my PhD thesis and will submit in December for examination in February.

My exhibition explored new ways of communicating the engagement between body and materials that is making and was conceived as an experiment in displaying art (and craft) as research. I am currently writing to potential recipients and disbursing the nine cups – gifts that might open up new strands of dialogue.

Click on Blog, above, to see images and follow progress.

RCA profile here.

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Harman among the potters

I’ve been working on an idea to facilitate a dialogue between a distinguished potter and a leading exponent of the philosophical movement known as Object Oriented Ontology. Graham Harman has agreed, in principle, to participate, which is very exciting news. We are planning to hold a practice-based symposium at the Royal College of Art in Spring 2015. Some details here.

Find Graham Harman articles and interviews here.

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British Ceramics Biennial work profiled on CFile

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Contributor to Wysing Arts Centre publication – produced in collaboration with An Endless Supply to accompany the exhibition:

Annals of the Twenty-Ninth Century

READ HERE

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So Far/So Good RCA Research Conference 2014

Speaker (with Victor Burgin, Olivier Richon, Carol Mavor and Maria Fusco)

The Production of Images session, convened by Azadeh Fatehrad.
10 January 2014
Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Dyson Building, Battersea

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New research work in the Awards Exhibition, British Ceramics Biennial:

Four Bodies: Red < Buff  > White

28 September – 10 November 2013
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, England.
britishceramicsbiennial.com

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Workshop: Space, Object, Language (delivered with Amanda Game).

09 September 2013
Wysing Arts Centre retreat: How We Make and How We Might Make

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Two research texts published:

Journal of Writing in Creative Practice. Volume 6 / Issue 1

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Demonstrations and lecture:

28 June – 30 June 2013
International Ceramics Festival

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Residency:

04 March – 31 March 2013
Cranbrook Academy of Art Michigan, USA.

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Disruption RCA Research Biennial

21 January – 27 January 2013
Exhibition designed by Conor Wilson and Claudia Dutson

Translation: Object/Text/Object – collaboration with curator Amanda Game

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Transnational Explorations in Ceramics
in conjunction with Cardiff School of Art & Design and NCECA conference

March 2012
ArtXchange
512 First Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104

Reviewed in Ceramics: Art & Perception Issue 89 (September – November 2012)

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Focus

18 November 2011 – 7 January 2012
Contemporary Applied Arts
2 Percy Street, London W1T 1DD

Private View – from 6.00pm, 24 November

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Placement (Curated by Lowri Davies and Dawn Youll)

16 April – 6 July 2011
Oriel Davies Gallery
The Park, Newtown, Powys SY16 2NZ

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17 September – 20 November 2011
Fife Contemporary Art and Craft @ St Andrews Museum
Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9TA

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Symposium linked to Placement exhibition – Saturday 5 November 2011, 10.30am – 4pm

I will be talking about work in the show and new working methods. Also speaking are Ken Eastman and the curators, Dawn Youll and Lowri Davies, with a discussion session chaired by Dr. Natasha Mayo of Cardiff School of Art & Design.

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Prizewinner, Jerwood Contemporary Makers 2010


Work is featured in several recent publications:

New Directions in Ceramics: From Spectacle to Trace, by Jo Dahn (forthcoming [22.10.15], Bloomsbury Academic)

Sloppy Craft: Post-Disciplinarity and Craft, edited by Elaine Cheasley Paterson and Susan Surette (forthcoming [July 2015], Bloomsbury Academic )

Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection, edited by Garth Clark and Cindi Strauss (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Yale University Press, 2012)

Ceramics: Tools and Techniques for the Contemporary Maker, by Louisa Taylor (Jacqui Small Publishing, 2011)

Ceramic Sculptures. Lark Studio Series, edited by Linda Kopp (Lark Books, 2011)

Extra/ordinary: Craft culture and contemporary art, edited by Maria Elena Buszek (Duke University Press, 2011)

500 Ceramic Sculptures (Lark Books, 2009)

Made for Love (Stichting Kunstboek, 2009)

Contemporary Ceramics, edited by Emmanuel Cooper (Thames & Hudson, 2009)


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