Artist Talk – Rebecca Appleby
Free on-site parking, entrance is off Leek Road.
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.
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 – Jasmine Simpson
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.
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.