TALK: ‘3 x 15’ Chaired by Annie Warburton, Creative Director of the Crafts Council
Saturday 31 March, 1pm
Taking as its theme the popular format of a short 15 minute insight and talk, chaired by leading thinker Annie Warburton, Creative Director of The Crafts Council.
Join three of the leading artists Claire Curneen, Sam Bakewell and Malene Hartmann Rasmussen from our current exhibition for a talk about their work and practice followed by an interview with Annie Warburton.
Annie started her career in Dublin at the Crafts Council of Ireland and went on to work for a US publisher and launch a digital start up. Annie was CEO at ArtsMatrix and most recently Head of Partnerships at Creative Skillset, the creative industries’ skills council, working with the fashion, textiles, media and publishing industries. Annie read economics and philosophy at the University of Cambridge. She is a Fellow of the RSA and an Associate of Newnham College, Cambridge.
Claire Curneen is one of the UK’s foremost ceramic artists whose oeuvre references Catholic imagery and the early Italian renaissance. She uses porcelain, terracotta and black stoneware to create an exquisite textural finish, dribbling glaze and flashes of gold to accentuate their lavish qualities.
Sam Bakewell explores how clay acts as a conduit between the physical truth of earth matter and bodily experience. It connects with the chthonic portion of the mind; an alien substance caught above ground between the dark birthplace and the darker home of the dead.
Malene Hartmann Rasmussen is a Danish artist living in London. She works with mixed media sculpture, making and arranging multiple components into complex narrative tableaux of visual excess. She tries to create a place beyond reality, echoing ancient myths from the Nordic Lands.
Photo credit: Sylvain Deleu