Browsing tag: Ceramics in History



Porcelain and River Mud: a Chinese Art Residency

by Sebastian Blackie

I am on route to my third residency in China. Art residencies can be a curious form of practice. They may seem to offer an opportunity to develop new work. Free from the routine demands of normal life…


Contemporary Ceramics and the Past

Of all the revolutionary transformations in human development perhaps the greatest is the least known: the global transition from the hunter, gatherer and fisher — dependent on the chance provisioning…


The Land of Symbols: Korean Roof Tiles

Giwajips’ roofs are sumptuous visual feasts that transport the viewer to the time of their construction – it is hard when viewing them not to imagine that you are living in the Joseon Dynasty, such is…