• Date and time: Monday 17 November 2014, 6.30pm
  • Location: Room AEW/003, Alcuin East Wing, Alcuin College
  • Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book below.

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Lifelong Learning Lectures

This lecture is about the uncredited, unusual and down-right dirty side of twentieth century ceramics which have largely been ignored in traditional accounts of ceramic art history. This lecture gives an alternative narrative to ceramic art practices in the twentieth century by exploring how artists and ceramicists broke away from traditional ceramic art and craft practices. How have artists and ceramicists played with ideas of scale, destruction, ugliness and alchemy? Where did ceramics’ beautiful, precious and fragile attributes go…or not go? Framed chronologically, this lecture takes a whistle-stop tour of the untrodden ceramic path; beginning at the start of the century with ‘The Mad Potter of Biloxi’ and ending with Clare Twomey’s unsettling Consciousness/Conscience installation of 2001. We also reflect on the role of ‘unorthodox’ ceramic practices in the twentieth century and how it has influenced ceramic art and craft practices in the twenty-first century.

Other lectures in this series include:

Helen Shaw, History of Art
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