Artist Talk – Jasmine Simpson
Free on-site parking, entrance is off Leek Road.
Jasmine’s work has a strong link to zoomorphic iconography which has been around and consistently used ever since we began depicting animals on cave walls. We use animals to represent ourselves, they have become archetypes, spiritual entities and our greatest allies. Jasmine sees them as a representation of our inner selves.
Jasmine considers ceramics as a ghostly white canvas that can take any form and alludes to spirit-like animals revealed behind layers of ink, paint, oxides and stains. The creatures within her ceramic sculptures and paintings are used to reflect the ambiguous, dark humour of the human spirit.
During the 2023 British Ceramic Biennial you will have the chance to meet, ask questions and hear from some of the talented artists exhibiting with us this year. The Artist Talks will provide a unique insight into the work and careers of some of the artists and the work they have created especially for the 2023 Biennial.
Each talk will be 30 minutes, followed by a 15-minute Q&A. They will all take place in All Saints Church. Ticket fees are pay-what-you-can.
We will record each Artist Talk and publish them on our website over the coming months.
Artist Talk – Copper Sounds
Copper Sounds are a Bristol-based duo. They use traditional and contemporary processes to explore the acoustic and resonant properties of clay.
Artist Talk – Rebecca Appleby
Rebecca Appleby’s ceramic sculptures explore the notion of balancing structure and order, disorder and array, referencing the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi.
Artist Talk – Mella Shaw
Mella Shaw uses clay to make thought-provoking objects and site-specific installations centred around reoccurring themes of balance, tipping points, fragility and loss.
Artist Talk – Carrie Reichardt
Carrie Reichardt is an outspoken, politically charged and ceramic slinging artist. Leaving a trail of poetry and prose in her wake.
Artist Talk – Elspeth Owen
Elspeth is currently exploring the ideas around the end of a career, what to do with the leftovers of a working life and what footprint we leave on the world.
Artist Talk – Rebecca Griffiths
Rebecca Griffiths is a London-based artist who uses clay to wrestle with the structures of the designed world and explore notions of time, ambiguity and growth.