Issue 14 of Interpreting Ceramics is now published online. Please click here.
In this issue Interpreting Ceramics is pleased to publish papers presented at the Ceramics and Sculpture: Different
Disciplines and Shared Concerns conference which was held at Amgueddfa Cymru/National
Museum Wales, Cardiff, on 5th July 2012.
The conference was convened jointly by
Cardiff School of Art and Design and the Museum. For some time relationships
between ceramics and sculpture have been a focus for research at Cardiff School
of Art and Design. This research has demonstrated that the interests of
ceramicists and sculptors in Britain have either overlapped or have come into
particularly sharp focus at certain periods. Both ceramics and sculpture now
have to make a case for their survival as discrete disciplines within higher
education and increasingly categories are blurred. Against this background the
conference sought to illuminate shared concerns by examining points of formal,
conceptual, theoretical and material convergences between the two disciplines,
while also addressing key points of difference.
The first six papers published
in issue 14 of Interpreting Ceramics are those that were presented on the day of
the conference after being chosen from a particularly strong response to a Call
for Papers. The seventh paper, by Wilma Cruise, was accepted for publication
although the author was unable to attend the conference.