Staffordshire University artists at the British Ceramics Biennial 2021

BCB returns to the Potteries from 11 September to 17 October 2021 and includes an ambitious programme of exhibitions, installations, events and hands-on activities.

A showcase of work by recent Staffordshire University MA Ceramics and BA (Hons) 3D Designer Maker graduates takes place in the main festival hub at The Goods Yard.

Research staff from the C3 Centre exhibiting include Professor Neil Brownsword and Associate Professor Anna.

Associate Professor Anna said about the BCB: “As always, this important biennial activates the streets and buildings of our city, providing an opportunity to discuss the heritage and future of our relationships with ceramics.”

Our University Press release can be found here.

The British Ceramics Biennial 2021 takes place from 11 September to 17 October. See the full programme of events and plan your visit https://www.britishceramicsbiennial.com/

Professor of Ceramics exhibits new work in home of china clay

Whitegold winner Professor Neil Brownsword is joining makers across the world to exhibit his work in St Austell.

In these artworks Neil explores the entangled histories of St Austell and the Potteries of North Staffordshire, bound together by the mining of china clay and its transformation into ceramics.

‘Relic’ is the culmination of five-years of research during which Neil has archived the incredible hand skills of Stoke-on-Trent china flower maker Rita Floyd. He has captured every stage of the hand modelling involved in mass producing the many types of flower that Rita has in her repertoire, and enshrined them in a series of porcelain fragments.

A full press release can be read at https://www.staffs.ac.uk/news/2020/09/professor-of-ceramics-exhibits-new-work-in-home-of-china-clay