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Culture Now: The Grantchester Pottery

16 Aug 2013

Join us for a conversation with The Grantchester Pottery founders Giles Round and Phil Root, who have transformed the Fox Reading Room with a presentation of works made collectively.

Established in early 2011, The Grantchester Pottery is a decorative arts company. Drawing historical precedent from Roger Fry's Omega Workshops as well as other artists' decorative arts studios like the Rebel Arts Centre, Hammer Prints & Atelier Martine, The Grantchester Pottery produces a series of utilitarian ceramics together with other decorative household items such as printed and woven textiles, wallpaper, painted furniture and hand painted murals. The artists working within the Grantchester Pottery give up their individuality and authorship to create transformative works that slip between hands at various modes of production, keeping a fluid exchange of ideas and form. All works are unattributed and are signed with the simple embossing of the GP emblem. Previous collaborators include Michael Fullerton, Anne Low, Sophie von Hellermann, Maria Loboda, Dietmar Lutz and Sam Windett.

Giles and Phil will be joined in conversation by Claire Walsh. Weather permitting, this week’s Culture Now will be followed by a picnic in the park, please feel free to bring your lunch and join us.

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