Monday, 30 September 2013

British Ceramics Biennial 2013

The British Ceramics Biennial 2013 has just opened with the exhibition Award at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, showcasing work by 22 artists selected by open submission.

Andrew Livingstone, Glass Vitrine
Edith Garcia, Constant, Same & Forever

Claudia Clare, Pageant
James and Tilla Waters, Naked Tea Set
Julie Dooley, Winter Berries
The Spode site in Stoke is host to further work from these artists, as well as Fresh 2013 (work by recent graduates), installations by Phoebe Cummings, Clare Twomey, Bergen Academy of Art and Design and, for the first time, four Pavilions. The Pavilions are a first for the BCB (although well known of course from Venice) and contain the outcomes of four Artist into Industry residencies, in collaboration with Ibstock Brick, Johnson Tiles, Steelite International and Ceram.
Mella Shaw, Bridges (Grey and Yellow)
BCB Pavilion - Lawrence Epps

Information about the many events linked to the British Ceramics Biennial 2013, which runs until the 10th November 2013, can be found on the website,

The two-day conference, Between Studio and Factory, on 17th and 18th October, may be of particular interest.

If an excuse to make a trip to Stoke-on-Trent were needed, this is a perfect one!