Ceramic Cities Exchange – Kasama and Stoke-on-Trent
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About Ceramic Cities Exchange – Kasama and Stoke-on-Trent
British Ceramics Biennial is involved in a number of international projects working with organisations and initiatives in supporting artists exchange aiming to deepen cultural and artist-lead dialogues between countries, organisations, artists and potters.
Platformed at BCB 2021, Kasama Potters, Clay College and Staffordshire University embark on a new collaboration and exchange between Stoke-on-Trent and Kasama, Japan. The initiative seeks to meaningfully build upon the Kasama Potters exhibition at BCB 2019 and the existing connection between Stoke-on-Trent and Kasama as places of significant ceramic heritage and contemporary practice. The exchange will take place through exhibition and through an online exchange programme.
This exhibition seeks to highlight the talent located in and emerging from Kasama and Stoke-on-Trent and the relevance that intercultural exchange can have in better understanding the significance of our places as the catalyst for creative innovation and excellence.
Kinya & Masako Furukawa
Clay College Stoke
Jess MasonKira CataniElle Thomason
Kasama City, Japan is approximately 60 miles north of Tokyo and is renowned for its rich ceramic culture. Falling on hard times in the post war era, its identity has been rebuilt by the community of ceramic artisans who have based themselves there. Traditional Kasama-ware was practical objects for the kitchen and tables of Tokyo, modern Kasama ceramics stretch from attractive tableware to the work of master potters. With enthusiastic support from the city government, and centered on the large Spring pottery fair, Kasama has become a destination to learn, make and buy quality ceramics.
Clay College Stoke opened its doors in Sept 2017, with a mission to teach practical pottery skills and design to an international standard and to create highly-skilled, self-sufficient and diverse makers.
Clay College Stoke website link.
Staffordshire University is recognised worldwide teaching ceramics education in Stoke-on-Trent, the home of UK ceramics for over 2 centuries in the Potteries. This long-established course consistently produces career-ready graduates that are in demand by leading ceramic companies both in the UK and overseas.
Staffordshire University website link.
Ceramic Cities Exchange is supported by Clay College, Kasama Potters and Staffordshire University.
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