Collect 2017 Panel Discussion: Ceramics in Contemporary Art

Saatchi Gallery, King's Road, London

External Talk

Journalist Emma Crichton-Miller talks to Curators Sara Matson from Tate St Ives and Helen Turner from Cass Sculpture Foundation, and ceramist, Clare Twomey about ceramists as artists - where craft becomes art.

Collect 17 presents a discussion on contemporary art and ceramics, chaired by journalist Emma Crichton-Miller with CASS curator Helen Turner, Sara Matson from Tate St Ives and artist Clare Twomey. Panelists discuss the recent surge of contemporary artists appropriating the discipline of ceramics, and the social and political implications of this. The panelists will also consider the categorisation of craft and art, the constitutional differences between the two disciplines and why so many artists have turned to craft over the last ten years, in the face of rapid technological development.

This event takes place in conjunction with Cass Sculpture Foundation's booth at Collect 17: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects that will showcase the Rough Music exhibition, with works by Aaron Angell, Alex Hoda, Robert Rush, Jesse Wine, Mark Essen, Laure Prouvost, Adam Sutherland, Paulina Michnowska, Bedwyr Williams and Jackson Sprague. Helen Turner will also discuss the wood-fired kiln at Cass Sculpture Foundation and the annual ceramics residency in partnership with West Dean College, where a contemporary artist is selected to research and fabricate a new body of work.


Paulina Michnowska, Self Portrait (Beheaded), 2015