Stoke-on -Trent Ceramics Biennial at Spode

Part 1

Spode, an empty ceramic factory in Stoke host the Ceramic Biennial 2011

My arrival to Spode, one of the largest, oldest,  empty factories in Stoke on Trent brought me a mix of feelings with it. Initially I was struck by the grandeur of the factory and imagined it with all the people working in the production of the famous white and blue ware that they used to export everywhere. Later on the cheap labor & production of this ware in Indonesia and China culminate in the closing of more that 160 ceramic  factories around Stoke on Trent.

 

The ghost factory host for the second year the ceramic biennial  where a representation of the work produced by new ceramicists in British Universities and studios (and a beautiful memory and representation of the people who worked there) brings an open door to the continuing practice of ceramics in Britain. Coming full circle  the ceramics is once again made by individual potters who had been replaced by the now redundant pottery industry.

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