These artists are a new breed of ceramicists, with a plurality of skill base that extends far beyond their own studio in order to facilitate movement between personal and wider social concerns.

Civic Ceramics 'Ceramics Reader' Bloomsbury 2017

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Taking the domestic object as our site of exploration offered the possibility of not only re-visiting our sensory world, but discovering rich layers of complexity and depth beneath our familiar daily experience... It was astounding to discover the significance of the theme for such a wide spectrum of disciplines from dance, theatre, psychology to anthropology.

The Sensorial Object 2016


Natasha Mayo: The Iron in our Blood
The Ethos for Vicarious Wednesdays

As part of the Centre fo Ceramics Art: Restating Clay Conference

The role of the artist therefore, is to welcome conversations, to practice a kind of reciprocity, an openness, to exert a kind of hospitality to our relationships with ‘things’..

Conference Presentation and Demo:
Center of Ceramic Art:
Restating Clay 2018





So, the act of writing, drawing, making can be interrogative, framing and re-framing the perspective from which the concrete is viewed. Metaphor and pose, can be used as a lens to view the familiar and enable us to see it anew.

In Conversation Event: Material Presence: Zoe Preece

The Hospitality
of Clay