Artist Talk – Rebecca Appleby



Venue details
All Saints Church, ST1 3HH
Additional information

Free on-site parking, entrance is off Leek Road.

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. Her current works take the shape of spheres and hemispheres.

We perceive the earth as being divided at the equator. The north and southern hemispheres, or divided at the prime meridian into east and western hemispheres. Rebecca’s research will inform a personal interpretation of multiple themes, including a holistic view of the earth and its hemispheres exploring the concept of ‘Gaia’ – everything on earth is connected. She also makes reference to cellular structure and the human brain. The grey and white matter of the cerebrum, which is divided into the left and right hemispheres by a deep longitudinal fissure.

Visit Rebecca Appleby’s website.



Artist Talks

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.