What the press said:
“This is history painting form a democratic viewpoint, in a domestic medium, which celebrates the hand-made material object as well as art’s subversion.”
Current and Forthcoming Exhibitions and Displays
People’s History Museum, Manchester, until 3rd September 2017, the Clause 28 Tea Set is showing with Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT Rights.
I have contributed an essay, Overlapping Fields: urban and rural influences in Emilie Taylor's 'Edgelands' to the catalogue for Taylor's forthcoming show, Edgelands, which opens at Gallery Oldham, in June 2017.
Look out for my essay, The Painted Pot, in Ceramic Review, Sept/Oct issue, 287, available from August 14th.
“This book has been needed for a very long time. It examines the intriguing histories of how clay has been used as a medium for dissent, as a commentary on political life and to critique ideas of domesticity. It argues that ceramics’ access to the everyday, and its use of a material that is little-regarded, allows it to rewrite narratives around power. Claudia Clare’s book is a corrective: passionate, lucid, funny, beautifully illustrated and frequently surprising.”
I am immensely grateful to The Society of Authors for their support for the writing of this book.