Weekend Artist Talks

Price

£0-£8

Venue details
The Goods Yard & Online
  • Visiting information
  • Open 10am-5pm Wednesday-Sunday (last admission 4pm)
    Closed to the public Monday and Tuesday
Additional information

Online via private livestream.
In-person at The Goods Yard, Glebe St, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HG.

About Weekend Artist Talks

Join us at the BCB festival weekends to meet, ask questions and hear from many of the talented artists exhibiting with us this year. The artist talks will bring energy to the BCB festival weekends and share more in-depth and behind the scenes stories about how it’s been creating work over the past several months, their careers as artists, their greatest inspirations and the artwork they have created especially for BCB 2021. The talks are available to attend in-person or via private live stream.

 

When

Saturday 9th October 

14:30-15:00 – Cleo Mussi, AWARD 2021 Exhibitor.

15:15-15:45 – Tamsin van Essen, AWARD 2021 Exhibitor.

 

Artists Involved

Cleo Mussi  

Cleo Mussi’s life size figures are ‘Quietly intense, strikingly thoughtful, urgent yet reserved, wrestling with the grand themes of human existence in an impressive gallery of evolution that is both an exquisite collection of intricate and vibrant characters as well as a thought-provoking commentary on our post-modern predicament.’ The mosaic narrative is reconstructed from traditional tableware, the inherent qualities forms, patterns and glazes, gleaned from the last two hundred years of British Ceramic Industry. Pieces from late C18th sit side by side with patterns from the 1960’s and into the C21st. In ‘Phylum, Phylon, Phyllon and Phyllosilicates’, Art meets Science exploring Taxonomy, Tribe, Leaf and Clay all served up with the Mussi trade mark humour and wry observation.  

Cleo Mussi website link.

  

  

Tamsin van Essen  

Tamsin van Essen is a British ceramicist based in London. She is a graduate of Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art, London. Her work is primarily concept driven, exploring notions of beauty and impermanence through examining scientific, medical and social historic themes. She is interested in aesthetic ambiguity, particularly the fragile boundary between attraction and repulsion, and how these seemingly contradictory sensations can exist simultaneously. Material experimentation is a strong characteristic of her practice, probing the technical properties of ceramics and the limits of its behaviour. Her work involves collaborations with scientists, medical academics and historians.

She has exhibited extensively throughout the world, including at the Sévres Museum Paris, the Saatchi Gallery, Sotheby’s, Brighton Museum, Palais des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles, Design Miami, the Nobel Museum Stockholm and other prestigious international locations. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain in Paris, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the Wellcome Collection and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum in London. 

Tamsin van Essen website link.

 

Where

This event is taking place in-person at BCB’s festival hub, The Goods Yards, and online via a private livestream.

 

Tickets

There are 10 tickets available to attend the talk in-person and 50 tickets for the private Livestream. Please ensure you choose the right ticket by clicking Book Now and checking the name of the ticket reads IN-PERSON or LIVESTREAM.

We’re introducing a sliding scale ticket system for ticketed events at British Ceramics Biennial 2021.

The scheme works by having a sliding ticket price scale – the ticket costs are Free (£0), £2, £4, £6, or £8 – along with a recommendation of what you might choose to pay according to your personal situation. You won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest!

Our suggestion of what to pay is the following:

  • Free or £2 – For those who are finding it hard to meet everyday costs
  • £4 or £6 – For those who can meet daily costs but find it can be stressful to do so
  • £8 – For those who are employed and can meet their daily costs comfortably