The Art Party Conference

The Art Party Conference in Scarborough was a huge success, the Goveshy which I created especially for the event received a lot of attention. The event organised by both Bob & Roberta Smith and Crescent Arts (where I have my current studio residency) was held at Scarborough Spa on the 23rd November 2013. The Art Party Conference campaigned for the inclusion of art subjects within the school ciriculum. The Goveshy featured ceramic busts of Michael Gove (secretary of state for education) made from an in-kind donation of Wedgwood Jasperware clay. These were smashed by visitors on the day to reinforce the damage removing art would have on the longstanding history and heritage of craft in the UK.

GOVESHY (Detail)
Ceramic & Wood 2013