British Ceramics Biennial Summer School

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Embodied Clay - Summer School

The British Ceramics Biennial proudly announces it’s third series of National Summer School workshops this year by offering a new programme of dynamic and challenging workshops taught by leaders within the field of contemporary ceramics. The National Summer School insists on injecting excitement and experimentation into your practice by working alongside artists that are internationally renowned.

Priska Falin and Helen Felcey will lead a five-day workshop, where participants are asked to question, explore and share an ‘embodied’ response to clay. The workshop offers engaging in ‘pre-cognative’ or playful methods of engagement with clay, exploring the visual and relational values of the material. This process will uncovering new understandings of self and clay through experimental projects and discussions provoked.

The workshop is an introduction to a materially engaged practice uncovering new understandings of self and clay. Clay permeates our existence, appearing in our lives hundreds of times a day. It’s under our feet, on our dining tables and in our streets. Clay carries meaning, memory and identity for us all. But, can we strip that back, to become focused on a primordial, bodily or instinctive response to
clay in our modern world?
Period9 Jul 201813 Jul 2018
Event typeFestival
LocationStoke-on-Trent, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational