Artangel at Holburne


Rachel Whiteread’s House (photo by David Hoffman)

Michael Morris, one of the co-founders of Artangel, in conversation with Professor Kate Pullinger (Bath Spa), at the Holburne Museum.

24 April at 6:15 pm

Michael will discuss the extraordinary commissioning and producing work of Artangel, the London-based powerhouse that has been supporting artists to create site-specific installations and events since 1985. Described as ‘the guardians of modern art’, Artangel’s commissions range from Rachael Whiteread’s House (1993) to, most recently, Taryn Simon’s An Occupation of Loss (2018), with former clients going on to win the Turner Prize and Academy Awards, and exhibit at the Venice Biennale.
Commission Impossible is a free event and you can book your ticket here.

Yorkshire Artspace opp.


Are you an early career silversmith or ceramicist looking for fully equipped shared studio, technical and mentor support, business advice and commission and exhibition opportunities? Apply now for Starter Studio programme at Yorkshire Artspace. Deadline 29th April 2019.


To foster new talent and support early career artists, Yorkshire Artspace runs two Starter Studio Programmes in Sheffield: one for Designer Silversmiths & Jewellers and one for Ceramicists.

Designed to help ambitious and entrepreneurial artists at an early career stage to develop their skills and creative enterprises in a supportive environment, the programmes offer access to shared workspace and equipment, technical and mentor support, business advice and occasional commission and exhibition opportunities.

The Starter Studio Programme for Ceramicists is delivered from on of Yorkshire Artspace’s large city centre studio complex’s. If you work with clay, want to join a thriving creative community and are looking to further your skills and professional practice then this may well be the opportunity you are looking for.

Key Features of the 2 year Programme include:

  • 24/7 365 day access to equipped shared studio space (cost £120 per month inclusive of heat/power plus 1 month bond repayable on leaving the programme)
  • Access to technical and mentor support
  • Face to face business advice and support
  • Bursary to undertake online professional development training via The Design Trust
  • ‘All Fired Up’ Ceramic/ ‘Precious Little Gems’ Silversmith Commission/exhibition opportunity
  • Receive a 20% discount on regular studio rental for 2 years from completion of the programme (subject to studio availability)

Jane Yarnall research text in IJCMR

Jane Yarnall

‘Manipulative Verbs as a Research Tool’

Dr Jane Yarnall, currently in her second year of the MA Ceramics course, has had a text published in the inaugural edition of Bath Spa’s new International Journal of Creative Media Research. Congratulations Jane…


This Issues in Creative Practice Research blog reflects on the author’s own experience of using the manipulative verb technique to stimulate divergent thinking in ceramic practice. It explores the benefits and challenges of applying this technique, and reflects on the creative blocks which prevented it from being fully exploited.

Read the full text on the journal.

Journal launches tomorrow at Newton Park at 4:00:


Patricia Shone at CAL


Hand formed, raku fired, ht31 ø30cm, 2018. This started as an Erosion Jar (no.37) and became the first of the Earth Jars


From the Crafts Council:

Our Maker of the Week – and winner of Ceramic Art London’s Emmanuelle Cooper Prize – is the wonderful Patricia Shone.

Is the Crafts Council Directory for you? Think about images, a ‘meet the maker’ video and a blurb about your practice.

Art, Craft and Concept: Made in Berlin


Nevin Aladağ, “Paravent, Social Fabric #1”, 2012. Collage with carpets, 250 × 552 × 4 cm

Photo: Trevor Good. Courtesy: the artist, Wentrup, Berlin


And Berlin Will Always Need You

From 22 March to 16 June 2019, the Gropius Bau explores the concept of crafts and handmade processes in Berlin’s contemporary art scene, taking its history as a former museum for decorative arts and educational institution as a starting point.

More here.