Fresh

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Free

Venue details
China Hall, Spode, Former Spode Works, Kingsway
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 1JB
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  • Opening hours during the festival:
    Mon - Sun: 10am - 5pm

Artists: Alice Walton, Benjamin Kew, Chloe Bell, Ngah Tho Ng (Debbie), Elizabeth Degenszejn, Emily Stapleton-Jefferis, Eunjung Suh, Gina Baum, Ho Jung Kim, Ho Lai, Laura Plant, Lisa Allan, Loh Lik Kian, Luke Fuller, Nehal Aamir, Pam Su, Rose Schmits, Steven Edwards, Steven Sales, Tim Martin and Toni De-Jesus.

The Fresh exhibition celebrates and gives a critical platform to the next wave of makers, artists and designers working with clay, as they start their careers since their graduation from UK further and higher education in 2018 and 2019.

BCB in partnership with NACHE (National Association for Ceramics in Higher Education) co-select and curate Fresh an exhibition that establishes a strong collective voice for emerging makers, bringing them to critical public attention. Selected makers represent the range of work from across the ceramic spectrum – from studio pottery tableware and industrial design to figurative and abstract sculpture and installation.       

Work by the 21 Fresh exhibitors will be on show in The China Hall of the original Spode Factory Site, the hub of the BCB festival. On 3 October during the BCB 2019 AWARDS night, two Fresh exhibitors will be awarded a one-month residency opportunity with Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Centre, Denmark and with BCB Studio in Stoke-on-Trent.

Fresh is generously sponsored by Staffordshire University and Wedgwood.
Fresh international residency is supported by Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Centre.

"“FRESH provides a unique platform for recent graduates to exhibit their work at the British Ceramics Biennial. It showcases a diverse cross-section of ideas and trends currently explored within clay and ceramics practice and offers opportunities to forge new networks both nationally and internationally. Emerging talent can acquire a presence alongside a range of established artists and designers through the UK’s largest festival that champions the boundless possibilities of the material.””

Neil Brownsword Artist and Professor of Ceramics, Staffordshire University.