Tessa Peters is speaking about her recent research in a talk titled ‘Doing It Together! Public participation and performance within contemporary clay practice’ as part of this year’s Ceramic Art London ‘Claytalks’ programme. Although ceramic art is often thought to be the outcome of solitary endeavour by individual practitioners, over the past decade many clay artists have developed more socially engaged practices. Tessa’s talk considers a range of recent examples, including her curatorial project “Cultural Icons” for the British Ceramics Biennial 2019; she considers the political, educational, and aesthetic ambitions of such projects, as well as their potential benefits and possible limitations.

Find out more about the ‘Claytalks’ programme here.