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DEGREE SHOW 2012

This year, seven graduating students from the Harrow campus present their 2012 BA Ceramics degree show alongside work by recent course staff.

The range of work on show explores the fullest extent of contemporary ceramic practice, from decorative to conceptual; cultural to political; figurative to abstract, with a respect for tradition but also a healthy measure of irreverence about what one is expected to make in the medium of clay.

Technique, form and surface are utilised with skill and originality.  A strong sense of experimentation is also in evidence, not least in an innovative approach to materials that embraces mixed media and found objects. Sources of inspiration have been found from the extremes of nature and the scrap-yard. Narrative is a particularly strong thread, a key idea being the ability of objects to hold human narratives; narratives that speak of identity, memory, secrets and magic.

The graduating students come from a mix of nationalities, ages, experiences and backgrounds, with their works reflecting the dynamic and energetic creative environment within which they have worked.


Guest speaker, Glenn Adamson, Director of research at the V&A, will open the show.




7 - 10 June 2012, 11am - 6pm. Private View:  Thursday 7 June, 6pm - 9pm.

The Rag Factory,16-18 Heneage Street, London, E1 5LJ
Contact: s.buck@westminster.ac.uk, 020 7911 5000 x 4391

Image: Sacrum Rites, 2012. Landon Peck. Pig heart glaze cast in bone china.

MATERIAL MATTERS
DEGREE SHOW 2012