Morley Gallery, London 'Post Colonial Cats' 2022

Morley Gallery, London 'Post Colonial Cats' 2022

MADE 2022

Made in 2021 during the end of lockdown.

Hand press mould Staffordshire Cats with mixed stoneware clay and laminated black clay.

Slip decorated with kingfisher blue, white and black slips. Lastly hand painted with bright blue underglaze.

Making them as part of the identity in ceramics series - a question of mass production, English craft and trade; Research V&A Museum English slipware & 'Empireland' by Sathnam Sanghera; conversations in history.

A part of a series exploring mass manufacturing techniques with references to a bygone regency industrial era of power and mass production. The works appear to be unrefined and falling, unapologetically handmade; rejecting the machine and mass production but also made using a cast for making multiples. It’s a contradiction. 

The work forms sculptures unpicking utilitarian forms; a question for the time we live in.

The front of Morley Gallery in Waterloo

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