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Obsolescence and Renewal: Reimagining North Staffordshire’s Ceramic Heritage

BROWNSWORD, Neil (2020) Obsolescence and Renewal: Reimagining North Staffordshire’s Ceramic Heritage. In: Ceramics in Britain Lecture Series, 3rd December 2020, Live Stream - Paul Mellon Centre 16 Bedford Square London, WC1B 3JA United Kingdom. (Unpublished)

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This lecture was prepared for the Paul Mellon Centre, and was the fifth lecture in the five-part series titled, 'Ceramics in Britain, 1750 to Now'.
https://www.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/whats-on/plc-ceramics-in-britain

Obsolescence and Renewal: Reimagining North Staffordshire’s Ceramic Heritage

In recent decades, global economics and advanced production technology have greatly impacted the ceramics industry in North Staffordshire, Britain’s traditional heartland of ceramics production. Professor Neil Brownsword, artist and Professor of Ceramics at Staffordshire University will discuss his artistic practice and reflect upon the changes of this industry, drawing particular attention to the value and sustainability of its intangible heritage. In collaboration with former industrial artisans, Brownsword restages their endangered practices (including engraving and flower-making) through performative works at prestigious venues, which have included the Korea Ceramic Foundation, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the site of Stoke’s own Spode factory.

While the story of ceramics is a global one, Britain has played a leading role in the last three centuries, a period in which British invention has shaped developments and brought constant renewal to the industry. Ceramics in Britain, 1750 to Now, delivered by experts in the field, will explore five key influential developments in the history of British ceramics since the mid-eighteenth century, examining the multiple ways in which innovators, entrepreneurs, and artists have reinvigorated the field.

The lecture is recorded: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvfNWjIyBDA

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
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Faculty: School of Creative Arts and Engineering > Art and Design
Event Title: Ceramics in Britain Lecture Series
Event Location: Live Stream - Paul Mellon Centre 16 Bedford Square London, WC1B 3JA United Kingdom
Event Dates: 3rd December 2020
Depositing User: Neil BROWNSWORD
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2021 09:57
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2021 04:30
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URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/6733

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