Saturday, 15 December 2012

Interpreting Ceramics: Issue 14 2012

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.