Error: 3002 Source: GeoIP.asp line 56: File could not be opened. Winner of £10,000 Spode Award announced at British Ceramics Biennial 2011
The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Winner of £10,000 Spode Award announced at British Ceramics Biennial 2011
Phoebe Cummings, a graduate from the Royal College of Art, is a ceramic installation artist who works to construct elaborate organic forms directly on site with raw clay.
STOKE-ON-TRENT.- Last night, Thursday 13 October 2011, Phoebe Cummings was presented with the £10,000 Spode Award at a ceremony to celebrate the British Ceramics Biennial at The Potters’ Club, Stoke-on-Trent. The AWARD promotes and celebrates the energy and innovation of contemporary British ceramics, in the context of its long history in Stoke-on-Trent.

Phoebe Cummings, a graduate from the Royal College of Art, is a ceramic installation artist who works to construct elaborate organic forms directly on site with raw clay. Her work for BCB AWARD, Fragment, is taken from A Place Half Remembered, a temporary work made from locally-sourced clay, suggestive of the swamps that once covered Staffordshire and how this prehistoric landscape formed the raw materials that later enabled the industrial revolution of Stoke-On-Trent.

Cummings, 30 was selected from a shortlist of 24 artists representing the very best in contemporary creative ceramics design, practice and manufacture. All shortlisted artists are exhibited in the AWARD exhibition at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. The AWARD exhibition focuses on creativity, innovation and achievement across the breadth of ceramic practice and design. The shortlist was selected from a national open submission of over 160 applications, across three categories of craft, art and design.

The Spode Award is sponsored by the Portmeirion Group, who acquired the Spode brand, which has over 240 years of history in Stoke-on-Trent, in 2009. The original Spode factory has been transformed into the creative hub of this year’s British Ceramics Biennial.

Barney Hare Duke, BCB Co-Director and member of Spode Award judging panel comments: “The consistent quality demonstrates the accomplishment and vitality of contemporary ceramic practice in the UK. Fragment (A Place Half Remembered) stood out as an extraordinary piece, moving the viewer apprehensively from the past through to an imagined future.”

Michael Haynes, Managing Director of Portmeirion Group UK comments: “We are delighted that our sponsorship of the BCB AWARD helps to celebrate the innovation, skill and artistic excellence of the contemporary ceramics industry in Britain. We want to continue the ceramic industry's journey into a new era of revival and vitality and the work of these artists is paramount to that success. Each artist has strived for new levels of excellence and is therefore an example to us all.”

Councillor Mark Meredith, Stoke-on-Trent City Council cabinet member for economic development, said: “AWARD received applications from across the UK so competition was tight. With the extent of talent here in the Potteries, highlighted by the number of local artists short-listed, it is fitting that this award is being made here in Stoke-on-Trent – the World Capital of Ceramics. The British Ceramics Biennial is showcasing contemporary ceramics at the highest level and entries to this year’s Award highlight that the industry is constantly growing and developing.”

The AWARD finalists were: Carina Ciscato, Robert Cooper, Phoebe Cummings, Lowri Davies, Robert Dawson, Stephen Dixon, Ken Eastman, Philip Eglin, James Evans, Chris Keenan, Rob Kesseler, IKIK Ceramics, Sun Kim, Peter Lewis, Nao Matsunaga, Craig Mitchell, Katharine Morling, Rosa Nguyen, Merete Rasmussen, Julian Stair, Caroline Tattersall, Andrea Walsh and Dawn Youll. Caroline Tattersall and Rosa Nguyen’s work for AWARD is on show at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and at the original Spode factory site.

The AWARD artists were selected by the Biennial Associates: Alun Graves, Curator of Ceramics & Glass at the V&A, Kevin Oakes, Chief Executive of Steelite International Ltd, Ranti Tjan, Director of the European Ceramic Work Centre in The Netherlands, Ian Vines, Exhibitions Manager at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, and the BCB Co-Directors Barney Hare Duke and Jeremy Theophilus.

The AWARD exhibition is at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery until 11 December 2011 and is one of the flagship exhibitions in the British Ceramics Biennial.

Spode Award | Phoebe Cummings |


Today's News

October 15, 2011

Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau presents more than 200 photographs of Ai Weiwei in New York

Gobekli Tepe: The world's oldest temple under conservation by the Global Heritage Fund

David Zwirner to present works by American artist Dan Flavin at FIAC 2011 in Paris

Sotheby's New York announces 19th century European art auction in November

American International Fine Art Fair returns to Palm Beach, Florida in February 2012

Photographer Annie Leibovitz gets personal with exhibition at Russia's Pushkin Museum

David LaChapelle portrait of Alexander McQueen and his 'Muse' Isabella Blow acquired by National Portrait Gallery

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents Lunch Break by Sharon Lockhart

Maurice Prendergast Paris scene oil painting unearthed by art specialist at Clarke Auction

Alex Mann joins the Chrysler as the Joan and Macon Brock curator of American art

Exhibition by Puerto Rican artist Enoc Perez opens at Faggionato Fine Art in London

Photography exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California inspires reflection on the 1991 catastrophic fire

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans presents "Junk Shot": New work by Skylar Fein

Commode formerly at Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire, for 150 years, to sell at Bonhams

Camera captures glacial change: Exhibition at London's Royal Geographical Society

"Le Decor et Son Double" exhibition by Daniel Buren opens at S.M.A.K

Maynard Crossland chosen as new President/CEO for Shaker Village, Kentucky

A second edition that confirms the potential of the Moroccan art market

Winner of £10,000 Spode Award announced at British Ceramics Biennial 2011

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Neanderthals and humans were both living in Europe for between 2,600 and 5,400 years

2.- First major exhibition to explore the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy opens at LACMA

3.- Carlo Mollino's idealized vision of the female form in new book published by Damiani/Crump

4.- Tate Britain displays works by Frank Auerbach from the collection of Lucian Freud

5.- In grave robber territory, locals abuzz over Alexander-era tomb; Largest of its kind ever discovered in Greece

6.- Lambert Collection opens an ambitious project housed at the Sainte-Anne Prison

7.- Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore announces the first 18 artists in the CCA Residencies progamme

8.- Historic Kings Theatre is transformed into major New York Performing Arts venue

9.- Thirteen's American Masters Series co-produces new documentary about photographer Dorothea Lange

10.- Sotheby's New York to offer 548 Edward Weston photographs as a single lot this September



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site