Research Trip to Stoke-on-Trent

As part of my Made in Korea project with ceramic artist Kay Aplin, we recently visited Stoke-on-Trent with our resident ceramic artists from Korea, to research the Potteries tradition and to take a good look at potential spaces for our collaborative installation for British Ceramics Biennial (BCB).

I will be producing a new 4 channel sound installation to link two new works by Kay Aplin and Kyung Won Beck & Jin Kim, as well as an audio guide showcasing 3 commissions from UK artists and 3 commissions from Korean artists. The sounds will respond in some way to the ceramic making process or the materiality of ceramics as a material. Kay will make work in response to her recent trip to Korea and Jin & Won will make work inspired by the ceramic traditions of Stoke-on-Trent. The ceramic installations and the 4 channel sound piece will create together a dialogue between the two ceramic making cultures with the sound playing a crucial role in connecting these otherwise separate worlds.

former Spode Factory, site of our eventual installation for BCB
Jin Kim, Kay Aplin & Kyung Won Beck at Johnson Tiles factory
The Spode Rose Garden, a commission by AirSpace Gallery
Eric Ravilious at The Potteries Museum