Glenys Barton, Grace, 2003 Ceramic 19 x 21 x 13 cm
World of Wedgwood
Monday to Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Artists Duncan Hooson and Stephanie Buttle have come together to create 22 Hands, an exhibition, performance, workspace and intervention inspired by the Glenys Barton's sculptural techniques and influences at the World of Wedgwood, home of the world renowned Wedgwood factory.
Introducing physical structures, pools of slip, platforms of moulds, a clay tunnel and soundscapes the space will be brought alive, acting as an immersive theatre of making as Hooson & Buttle research, rehearse and make visible their creative process and thinking for the public. The artists will be joined by multi media artist Tim Gray. Working closely with the artists in developing an audio sensory experience to accompany the projects inclusive experience including sound, text, found industrial machinery to realize his interests in cultural and social contexts.
Buttle will work with the public and local professional dancers to create a series of choreographed dance sketches, these discoveries will be a response to the physical gestural movements of ceramic manufacturing as well as the Laban techniques that Glenys Barton was so influenced by. This original dance and movement work will be developed, choreographed and performed publicly throughout the live residency event.
22 Hands is generously supported by Potclays Ltd, a leading award-winning provider of ceramic supplies and training to the studio ceramics and paint-your-own-pottery markets.