TALK: with Wiltshire Creative’s Resident Artist & Tutor Mirka Golden Hann
Friday 22 February 2019
On the eve of our Clay Festival 2019 we are delighted to welcome Wiltshire Creative’s ceramic artist and artist in residence Mirka Golden Hann. Mirka will introduce us to her work and practice ahead of her pottery wheel workshops on the following day. Colour and colour theory are of particular interest to Mirka. Recent pieces have explored the personal meaning that colour has for us all and its role in determining emotional responses. Mirka’s latest work ‘Earth Series’ exhibited exclusively at Messums is driven by her new fascination with the landscape combined with her knowledge of ceramic and glaze technology acquired over two decades. This work is the result of Mirka’s curiosity about how certain activities impact on the physical landscape.
Mirka Golden-Hann was born in the former Czechoslovakia and came to live in England in Summer 1993. In July 1999 she graduated from the University of Westminster’s renowned Harrow ceramics course with BA (Hons). In August 1999 she received the ‘Best Student’ Craftsman Magazine award at Hatfield House International Festival – Art in Clay. In summer 2000 she finished setting up her workshop and built her first outdoor salt-glaze kiln. Since then Mirka has exhibited her work in various galleries in the UK and participated in prestigious ceramics fairs and shows across the UK and Europe. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, she completed with distinctions her MA Design Ceramics degree at the Bath Spa University in 2009. Mirka is a published maker and an experienced teacher. Currently she is the resident artist at Salisbury Arts Centre.
Following the talk there will be a clay artists supper club in the Mess Restaurant (book separately).