slip-cast earthenware and plywood
Photography : Marcus Boyle
REPEAT AFTER ME 2013-15 (BRITISH CERAMICS BIANNUAL)
An investigation into failure, these works form a collection of more than 1000 fragile ceramics that are both an omen to the meticulous repetition of industrial production processes, as well as a socio-political deconstruction of it. Initially commissioned for the Steelite pavilion at the 2013 British Ceramics Biannual, the works were made on a residency at the Steelite International ceramics factory, in which the artist collaborated with employees at different stages of the production line. By forcing “mistakes” the artist created a quasi-shrine to industry and the process of production, by re-establishing its basic principles and encouraging the viewer to rediscover it.