BCB 2021 Artist Talks: Laura Plant
This talk was originally recorded on 18 September 2021.
During BCB 2021, Creative Producer Rhiannon Ewing-James sat down with Laura Plant, one of the many talented artists exhibiting in the biennial. Through these talks, artists shared in-depth and behind the scenes stories about how it was creating work during 2021, their careers as artists, their greatest inspirations and the artwork they created especially for BCB 2021.
About the Artist – Laura Plant
Awarded Fresh Talent Resident Artist, British Ceramics Biennial 2021
Fresh Talent Resident Artist Laura Plant’s practice as a designer focuses on the balance between beauty and function, material and process. Having grown up near the UK’s ceramic city, Stoke-on-Trent, she unreservedly expresses a passion for skilful ceramic design. Plant designs every object with function, shape and surface in mind. Using function and form as a vehicle, she gives opportunity for experimental glazing techniques and technologies. These serve to highlight the subtle, unique and entrancing qualities found in clay. A playful love of shape evolves into elegant forms with a quiet confidence that balance design, craftsmanship and beauty.
With thanks to BCB Festival Assistants James and Connor for their support with filming.
Disclaimer: There are some microphone issues from 26:17 onwards that affect audio quality. Subtitles are available.