As part of the British Ceramics Biennial, artists have created a series of temporary structures, interventions and soundscapes across Middleport Pottery.
For this exhibition Guillaume Dujat (sound artist), Helen Felcey (artist curator), Kieran Hanson (filmmaker) and Joe Hartley (product designer) have come together to bring to life the hidden corners and traces of former factory buildings.
The inner chamber of Middleport’s sole remaining bottle kiln, provides the atmospheric setting for unfamiliar sonic compositions, marking the rhythms of the factory and capturing clay in transformational states. Visitors are invited to play their part, adding dry clay into the mix contributing to this curious soundscape.
British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) is the UK’s premiere contemporary ceramics festival that takes place in Stoke-on-Trent. BCB presents artworks from the UK’s leading ceramicists alongside international artists, in exhibitions and special events held across the city. BCB is underpinned by an exciting year-round programme of artists’ commissions, education and community engagement projects.
Other exhibitions in the Biennial include 22 Hands at the World of Wedgewood and Cultural Icons: Remaking a popular potter tradition at Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.