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MA Glass and Ceramics

The current pandemic and subsequent lockdown has not put paid to the boundless creativity shown by the MA Glass and Ceramics students who are exhibiting this year.

From overcoming trying personal circumstances, to making their way home to France just before lockdown, students have shown resilience and perseverance and an ability to adapt their practice to the ongoing situation we all find ourselves in.

This year we have students making work taking diverse starting points and inspiration. As well as making new physical works both in glass and ceramics, the students have created works in recycled materials, using glass as a method to apply paint to canvas and carving into wood. All have thoroughly investigated their concepts which has led to work of a high quality and value.

This year you will see work in ceramics exploring the senses, using clay as a material of expression in conjunction with film, photography, performance and making. Jewellery has been designed and made using recycled materials, turning domestic waste into beautiful wearable objects. We have 3-dimensional works on glass and drawings on paper exploring the undersea world of the British coast. Revealing a passion for diving, this body of work brings the sea and sea creatures to life. Finally, we have work exploring domestic narratives through making glass textiles and using them performatively, exploring complex ideas about gender and ‘invisible’ work.