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Friday, 28 October 2016

Alun Graves in conversation with Sarah Purvey, Jo Taylor and Claire Loder

This in conversation was held on Tuesday 18th October from 7-8pm. We were very fortunate to have Alun Graves, Senior Curator of Ceramics at the V&A Museum. the Curator of Alison Britton: Content and Form at the V&A and has written essays on Edmund de Waal and Jennifer Lee. He was  in conversation with the ceramic artists Sarah Purvey, Jo Taylor and Claire Loder, whose work features in ‘From Where I’m Standing: Contemporary Ceramics and the Swindon Collection’. They will discussed their techniques, influences and the growing profile of contemporary ceramics, and although she escaped being photographed in the group photo above, Curator Sophie Cummings was also engaged in the conversations, and can be seen here on the left introducing everyone:
 Below Claire Loder talking about her work:
 And Jo Taylor talking about her work. Jo passed round samples of the pieces included in her work, they were very light and made the most amazing tinkly sound when they touched each other.
 Below Alun Graves and Sarah Purvey on the right.
There was a great audience, including some of the other ceramicists in the show

you might be able to recognise some from their backs! Patricia Volk is on the middle of the back row in the top photo, and Mary-Jane Evans in the middle wearing pink in the photo below. Patricia and Mary-Jane will be in conversation with Mark Golder next Tuesday 1 November starting at 7pm.

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