CLAY LIVE presented by The CPA, The Ashmolean Museum and The Oxford Gallery
Shozo Michikawa Sat 8 Oct, 1‒4pm, Lecture Theatre
Widely exhibited in Japan, France, New York and London, and honoured with an exhibition at the Forbidden City in Beijing in 2005, Shozo Michikawa talks about his life as a potter and demonstrates his techniques.
£10/£8 concessions, booking essential.
Shozo Michikawa: Masterclass Workshop Sun 9 Oct, 10.30am‒4pm, Education Studio
A masterclass workshop with Shozo Michikawa. Learn some of his techniques including throwing, sculpting and moulding methods. Some experience with clay required.
£85/£80 concessions, booking essential.
Overture to the Oxford Ceramics Fair A Clay Path: My Thirty Year Addiction
With Kate Malone, potter, and Professor Tim Wilson, Barrie and Deedee Wigmore Research Keeper Thur 27 Oct, 2‒4pm, Lecture Theatre Kate Malone, well-known ceramicist and judge on BBC Two’s ‘The Great Pottery Throwdown’, discusses the pleasures of a life devoted to ceramics.
£10/£8 concessions, inc. afternoon tea, booking essential.
With Neil Brownsword, Professor of Ceramics, Bucks New University and Bergen Academy of Art and Design Sat 3 Dec, 11am‒4pm, Atrium, Education Studio and Gallery 35 As ceramic manufacture has diminished in Britain, so have many of its traditional craft practices such as china painting, hand modelling and flower making. Come and see practitioners of these all-but-lost crafts at work in this live ‘post-factory’ setting.
Free, no booking required.
Factory: Re-Apprenticed Talk and Drop-in Workshop
With Neil Brownsword, Professor of Ceramics, Bucks New University and Bergen Academy of Art and Design Sat 3 Dec, Talk: 11.30am‒12.30pm, Lecture Theatre Workshop: 1.30‒4pm, Lecture Theatre Find out about Professor Brownsword’s research into North Staffordshire’s ‘lost’ and endangered industrial ceramic crafts, and how his ‘Re-Apprenticed’ project emphasizes the value of these skills for future generations. Free, no booking required.
Booking is via tickets Oxford www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford tel 01865 305305 or in person at the Oxford Playhouse Box Office. Information from Jude 01865 288078
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