We are very happy to say that Sam Bakewell won the British Ceramic Biennial AWARD 2015. Imagination Dead Imagine, his Biennial piece is a purpose built clay structure housing 12 years of occasional object making, ranging from spontaneous tests to a small hand carved piece which took 7 years to complete. It explores his interests in the realm of homespun religion, personal talisman and object making, and how clay' s raw link to the chthonic stands in opposition to it's capacity for perfection. It closes this Sunday the 8th November. of Photos Imagination dead imagine by Joel Fildes, closeups by Sylvain Deleu.
Five members of the Manifold team have been selected to participate in Many a Slip, an exhibition guest-curated by Marsden Woo Gallery artist and renowned British ceramicist Alison Britton. Sam Bakewell, Matt Raw, Bethan Lloyd Worthington Ian McIntyre and Zachary Eastwood-Bloom
Many A Slip - Marsden Woo Gallery July 22 - Sep 5th 2015, 23 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3PB
Sam has been selected for the Award exhibition at the British Ceramics Biennial in September, and has also been selected by Alison Britton to make new work for Many a Slip at Marsden Woo 22nd July – 5th September.
Sam Bakewell, Amy Hughes and Bethan Lloyd Worthington have been selected for BCB AWARD, the centrepiece exhibition of the BCB 2015. A panel of judges chaired by Alun Graves (V&A), selected 11 artists to present new works exemplifying the energy and vitality of the best of British contemporary ceramics practice.
A single cash prize of £5,000 will be made together with an offer to the winner to be involved in both the selection process for AWARD 2017 and the subsequent BCB 2017 exhibition programme.
Set in the grand expanse of the China Hall, works will be on display at the old Spode Factory, 26 September - 8 November 2015.
British Ceramics Biennial 2015, China Hall, Spode, Kingsway, Stoke-on-trent, ST4 1JH
As Matt Raw’s V&A Ceramic artists residency gives way to Amy Hughes’, we are celebrating a whole year of Manifold at the V&A by selecting works from the Ceramics and Glass collections. The display will be on view in the galleries from the 20th March – 13th April. [portfolio_slideshow id=3141]