MADE at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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MADE is Yorkshire Sculpture Park Shop’s changing programme of contemporary craft and applied arts. It showcases the work of established and up-and-coming artists, designers and makers.

Sunken Studio will be showcasing a selection of of our jewellery and dishes as part of their makers spotlight programme.

The winter dates are 5th November to 24th February.

All works are for sale, with Own Art available on purchases from £100–£2,000.

Visit YSP Centre to view the whole range and to buy in store.

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Clay Matters

The conversation continues… does it matter if clay is finally being embraced by the art world (see NY Times)?

I don’t think so. Ceramics is its own thing with a fascinating history (20,000 years). Clay as a medium doesn’t need to be accepted by the art world for it to be awesome. The clay/art conversation just adds to its story & reinforces its influence & importance.

Haptic-fantastic, ‘rudely analogue’ (see The Guardian) & it tells so much about our past & present.

Clay yields & Ceramics is unyielding – it can be what you want it to be & it’ll be around for a long time to come. Pots have always had presence… subtle, there but not THERE. The hierarchy of acceptance is a distraction and reinforces some bad habits/attitudes.

Image: Lucie Rie rocking it!

Digital Dealings: 3D Printing

This weekend I had my first go at 3D printing. I designed a form using SketchUp & printed some plastic cookie cutters on a friend’s DIY printer. This was version two, it was made using version one. I’m totally up for version three making it’s way to the studio.

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