Ceramics & Glass (MA)
The relationship between maker, materials and process defines the practice of Ceramics and Glass graduates. During this year the communication between these essential elements has been challenged, requiring students to explore new and exciting ways to express their ideas through adapting to different working environments, negotiating restrictions created by the pandemic. As a determined group of artists they have found new ways to develop ideas, resourcefully and experimentally handling materials, acquiring new skills along the way.
With more time off-campus to consider their practice, between bursts of workshop activity, they have developed deeper contextual and conceptual understandings to feed their work. Focussed research during lockdown resulted in strong dissertations tackling rich new ideas. Reading their statements, you will discover new thinking that investigates what it is to be human and the subjective experience of object, alongside new methodologies that question existing ontologies and hierarchies, rethinking our relationship with the world. Diverse media are explored through film, animation and performance. They also react to these unconventional times with antidotes to the distanced, virtual and anti-touch of Covid-19 through explorations of the sensorial and contemplative, collaborative making, focusing on nature and as always, a strong urge to tell stories and escape into another world.
We invite you to discover and engage with the work you will find in this thought-provoking and visually stimulating online show. Early next year we will re-join our graduates for a physical show, to meet them, see and experience their work, together again in the sensory realm.