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Women and Clay: Gendered Form

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A symposia exploring the research of Dr Jareh Das and Dr Jenni Sorkin into women in the field of ceramics during the 20th century.

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Women and Clay: Gendered Form

A symposia exploring the research of Dr Jareh Das and Dr Jenni Sorkin into women in the field of ceramics during the 20th century.

The symposia has been developed by Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) Subject Specialist Network at York Art Gallery, in partnership with Two Temple Place, and is supported by Arts Council England. It is part of a symposia series that commenced in 2019 to explore and discuss key issues facing the ceramics community. For more information about CoCA's work visit: centreofceramicart.org.uk

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16 June 2021 - 16.30-18:00 (GMT+1)

4.30 - Welcome, Dr Helen Walsh, Curator of Ceramics, CoCA, York Art Gallery

4.35 - Live Form: A Biography, Dr Jenni Sorkin

This talk will trace the history of writing and researching Live Form: Women, Ceramics and Community (University of Chicago Press, 2016), while providing an overview of the book itself, and its afterlife among ceramics communities in the U.S.

5.05 - Questions

5.15 - Comfort break

5.20 - Body Vessel Clay, Dr Jareh Das in conversation with Rebecca Hone, Head of Exhibitions at Two Temple Place

Since 2011, Two Temple Place have been showcasing publicly owned collections from around the UK. 2022 marks their 10th exhibition in a show that will explore the ceramic medium through artworks by three generations of Black women artists working in clay. Body Vessel Clay spans 70 years of ceramics, celebrating the medium in new and surprising ways. Beginning with the seminal Nigerian potter, Ladi Kwali, and exploring her impact on 1950s British studio pottery, this new exhibition will bring together historical and experimental new works by women working with clay today.

5.50 - Questions

6.00 - Close

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This event is supported by Arts Council England.

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Tickets for the symposia are free. In respect of the time, effort and public funding that have gone in to developing the programme, you are expected to attend if you book a ticket. If for any reason you are unable to attend we ask that you cancel your ticket, so you place can be taken up by someone else. Thank you.

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The Centre of Ceramic Art in York opened on 1 August 2015 as part of the renovation and reopening of York Art Gallery.

 

CoCA highlights and celebrates the collection of British Studio Ceramics at York Art Gallery, which is the largest and amongst the most important in the UK and covers the entire British studio ceramics movement. The collection is supported by extensive and fascinating archives, as well as historical collections of ceramics which date back to pre-history.

 

CoCA is housed in two gallery spaces on the first floor of York Art Gallery and is home to permanent collections, changing exhibitions and displays, new acquisitions, and commissions.

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