This winter I’m exhibiting some recent ceramic works at Aspex in Portsmouth as part of…
Craft Emergency 2016: a biennial open submission group exhibition featuring recent work in diverse media by eleven makers;
Ben Branagan, Carol Hunt, Hannah Robson, Helen Snell, Jacky Puzey, Jessie White, Kate Haywood, Peter-Ashley Jackson, Sarah Brown, Sue Paraskeva, Tessa Eastman
- The Demise of Marion Tweedy (Episodes 1 – 6) Parian, mixed clay, glazes & underglaze pencil (2015)
My work as part of the exhibition is The Demise of Marion Tweedy (2015), a series of six meta-narrative ceramic figures providing a visual reinterpretation of the character of Tweedy drawn from her soliloquies in the final chapter of Joyce’s Ulysses.
Craft Emergency aims to champion contemporary craft by emerging makers from across the UK and beyond, increasing exposure for their work, and encouraging further professional development opportunities.
Earlier this year Aspex gallery launched an international open-call in association with Making Space, Havant. Eleven makers were selected for inclusion in the show by a panel of judges including: Annabelle Campbell, Head of Exhibitions and Collections, Crafts Council; Lynne Dick, Director, Making Space; Thomas Appleton, letter-carver and stonemason and Joanne Bushnell, Director, Aspex.
From the shortlist of makers included in the exhibition, one will be selected to receive the prize of a solo presentation of new work at the gallery in 2018, which will include a fee of £1,000. Previous winners have included letter-carver and stonemason Thomas Appleton and ceramacist Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, whose show ‘Waldeinsamkeit’ previewed in early 2016.
Craft Emergency runs 25 November 2016 – 22 January 2017