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Join Scientist Dr Bryson Gore and Bow Porcelain artist Lizzie Cannon in an exploration into the limits and possibilities of working with porcelain.
The event begins at 7pm with a short introduction to the Made in Bow exhibition and presentation of Lizzie Cannon's work. Bryson Gore will then lead a 30 minute practical demonstration of the properties of porcelain, involving transforming clay into a liquid using sound. Lizzie and Bryson will then lead a 30 minute informal discussion around alchemy, wonder and the behaviour of materials.
Over 250 years ago Thomas Frye's early experiments into the ingredients of porcelain took place in the vicinity of The Nunnery. Through this event discover for yourself the attraction of working with this material, and the eventual demise of its production in Bow.
Bryson Gore studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University and obtained a PhD in Chemistry from Imperial College in 1987. After a number of years in academic research Dr Gore joined the education department at the Royal Institution of Great Britain and has spent the past 25 years as a Science communicator, delivering demonstration lectures in schools and developing science experiments for TV . He has developed a strong interest in the science inherent in many of the traditional crafts, including ceramics.
Lizzie Cannon is one of the three commissioned residency artists on the Made in Bow project and exhibition currently on show at The Nunnery. Graduating from Goldsmiths in textiles Lizzie previously studied physical Geography at St Andrews and her work often occupies the gaps between growth and decay. Lizzie is interested in ideas aroud alchemy and the mystery of materials. Through blurring found and made objects her work explores the symbiotic relationship between industrial and natural, reality and fiction.
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Organised by the Nunnery Gallery Art Programme
The Nunnery Gallery is a public gallery, cafe and artist community hub offering talks, walks, seminars, peer-crit and opportunities for artists.
There is a rolloing exhibition programme which offers a year round series of exhibitions.
The gallery and cafe are open Tuesday - Sunday 10am-4pm.