We are still at the Spode factory site.
Now we come to a huge space filled with installations. Unfortunately, I was not able to get the names of the contributors
These huge curved discs were lifted by crane, then dropped and smashed
Installation, or remains from the days when the factory was thriving?
This, definitely an installation.
We now move to the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery where the second part of the exhibition is housed
but first a look at the elegant sculpture at the front
Stoneware, using coiling technique
To emphasize the form she uses a matt surface in one colour
Katharine Morling, to commemorate her grandfather who was an eye surgeon and an optician
This is the award winner.
Cummins works without a fixed studio space, constructing directly on site from raw material. The intensive labour of making is heightened by the work's temporary existence. For this entry she used clay taken from the ground locally to construct a scene suggestive of the swamps that once covered the area, considering how this prehistoric landscape formed the law materials which later enabled the industrial revolution in Stoke-on-Trent and its ceramics industries.