Friday, July 8, 2016

Contemporary Clay and Museum Culture Book Launch at the University of Westminster

As one of the contributing authors, I was delighted to attend the book launch of Contemporary Clay and Museum Culture. Edited by Christie Brown, Julian Stair and Clare Twomey, this compilation of essays provides a critical overview of the relationship between contemporary ceramics and museum curatorial practice. My chapter, 'The Crinson Jug from clay to the grave (and beyond): exploring the ceramic object as a gatheirng point', traces the biography of one of the jugs I made during my PhD research at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, showing how it became activated as a locus of memory. 

A detail of the book.