That Continuous Thing

That Continuous Thing


By Tate St Ives
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Ranging from the rise of studio pottery in the 1910s to a number of new commissions by a young generation of UK-based artists, That Continuous Thing – a quote from the American artist Peter Voulkos – traces the changing shape of the ceramics studio over the last century.

The exhibition catalogue includes contributions from major artists, design and art historians, archive documents and interviews that have helped shape the show.

Opening with exchange between Japan and the UK in the 1910s and ‘20s through the emergence of studio potters such as Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada (who moved from Japan to St Ives in 1920), William Staite Murray and Dora Billington, the exhibition leads on to the Californian ‘clay revolution’ of the 1950s and ‘60s, with sculptures by the pioneering sculptor Voulkos and his students, including Ken Price, Rudy Autio and Ron Nagle. A specially commissioned series of ceramic sculptures by the young British artist Jesse Wine will be included in response to the display. The final section of the exhibition, developed with artist Aaron Angell, recalls artists working in London in the ‘70s and 80s, celebrating the experimental work of Gillian Lowndes, Richard Slee, Colin Self and other ‘hand-building’ contemporaries. These will be shown alongside a presentation of works by a number artists – including Nicole Wermers and Anthea Hamilton – made over the last three years at Angell’s London-based Troy Town Art Pottery, which he describes as ‘a radical and psychedelic workshop for artists’.

Sam Thorne is Director of Nottingham Contemporary.

Sara Matson is an Exhibitions and Displays Curator at Tate St Ives. They are co-curators of the exhibition.
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  • Exhibition That Continuous Thing Artists & the Ceramics Studio, 1920 – Today
  • Dimensions 21 x 15 cm
  • Author Sam Thorne & Sara Matson
  • ISBN 9781849764339
  • Paperback Yes
  • Number of illustrations 40 colour
  • Publisher Tate St Ives
  • No of pages 160 pp

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