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‘Specimen’

 GSK Contemporary, Earth: Art of a Changing World, The Royal Academy of Arts, London

 3 December 2009 - 31 January 2010

 

This work discusses the beauty and skill inherent in making in relation to the pottery tradition in Stoke-on-Trent. The floor space, corners and mantelpiece of one of the galleries at The Royal Academy was littered with a large number of handmade unfired china clay flowers that openly demonstrated their fragility: as they were touched by the public the flowers slowly deteriorated.

 

Specimen and Blossom are conceptually linked: both projects involve the slow deterioration of unfired china clay flowers but in two very different locations.

 

   
    

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