18th January 2020
Gathering Container at Flatland Projects, Hastings
17th October 2019
Common Ware at PEER, London
BECKY BEASLEY | BENJAMIN PHILLIPS | CARLA WRIGHT | FAYE MOORHOUSE | JACK STRANGE | JENI JOHNSON | MAYA SHAPIRO-STEEN | NOCH | SILAS MONEY | ROWAN CORKILL
As part of Art Licks Weekend 2019, Common Clay – a Hastings-based ceramics studio – present Common Ware, an exhibition at PEER showcasing ceramic multiples made by members and associates of the studio alongside an immersive sound piece and daily artist led workshops.
Nine artists have made a ceramic work in multiples of fifteen, designed for everyday use. To unify this collection of works, and to reflect the creative community central to their collective philosophy, each artist has considered the importance of self-care in the everyday and the therapeutic quality of working with clay. This thinking process is the means by which the handmade ceramic objects have been created. Ambient electronic sound work by noch emanating from a ceramic vessel further creates a reflective space for visitors to view the works and engage with the material.
Each day of the exhibition between 13:00 – 17:00 there will be a free drop-in workshop led by a participating artist for members of the public to join in with. Each workshop will revolve around creating things with clay and will encourage participants to explore mindfulness, sensations and personal hopes.
The multiple artworks, which at the end of the exhibition will be packed into wooden boxes, will be exchanged between the artists as a gesture of communal making and sharing, an extension of Common Clay’s ethos. The remaining six boxes will be available for sale to help fund future projects by the ceramics studio.