Ceramics: public and personal change and regeneration
The first in an occasional series of talks about ceramics presented by Making Lewes.
Friday May 17th 7.00 -10.pm, Lewes Depot, Pinwell Lane, Lewes BN7 2JS (map)
Cost £5.00 or £3 student concession. Booking through Lewes Depot, tickets available HERE
Artistic director of the British Ceramics Biennial, Barney Hare Duke will talk about the aims and activities of the Biennial which takes place from September to November 2019 in Stoke on Trent.
Past Biennial award winner, Brighton based ceramicist Louisa Taylor will discuss her work and career as maker in porcelain, designer for industry, researcher, author and teacher.
The talks will be preceded by a screening of the 1947 short documentary The Five Towns which shows the production techniques of the skilled workers of Stoke and addresses the challenges of post war reconstruction in the region; a challenge which has been picked up by the British Ceramics Biennial in the face of regional decline and the increasing globalisation of ceramics production.
Making with Sussex clay past and present
Wednesday 12th June 2019, 7pm upstairs at the Elephant and Castle,White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ
Cost £5.00 or £3 student concession. Pay on the door
Talks on the medieval potteries around Lewes will be followed by a presentation about contemporary pots made with local clay
David Gregory ‘The early medieval pottery kilns at Ringmer’
David has had a long interest in the medieval pottery industry in Ringmer and has helped dig a number of kilns in the area.
John Bleach ‘The Medieval Potters of Ringmer’.
John has researched many medieval matters and worked at the Museum of Sussex Archaeology for 35 years.
Susie Ramsay-Smith, a potter inspired by the environment of her lakeside Sussex farm will present a recent collection of pots made from clay dug on the farm in pursuit of her current Craft MA at University of Brighton. Susie is a member of Kent Potters and exhibits with Sussex Arts Collective.
Image credit: BCB general view by Joel Fildes