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Sam Bakewell

MA work

Clay acts as a conduit between the physical truth of earth matter and bodily experience. It connects with the chthonic portion of the mind; an alien substance caught above ground between dark birthplace and darker home of the dead.


In large volumes the body struggles against the restrictions of volume and weight, which act as a reminder of our anchoring in material existence. Clay suggests its own structural forms — evident when handled in bulk. Through the simple working of mass, weight and material sensibility, certain truths seem uncovered whose transmitting power comes closer to the raw material of perception.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2011

  • Clay acts as a conduit between the physical truth of earth matter and bodily experience. It connects with the chthonic portion of the mind; an alien substance caught above ground between dark birthplace and darker home of the dead.


    In large volumes the body struggles against the restrictions of volume and weight, which act as a reminder of our anchoring in material existence. Clay suggests its own structural forms — evident when handled in bulk. Through the simple working of mass, weight and material sensibility, certain truths seem uncovered whose transmitting power comes closer to the raw material of perception.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Ceramics, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, 2005
  • Exhibitions

  • White Spirit, Mantufacture Bernardaud, Limoges, France, 2006; Figuring Narratives, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, 2005; Be-Head, Andipa Gallery, London, 2010; British Ceramics Biennial, Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, 2009
  • Awards

  • Winner, Arts Council of Wales Creative Wales Award, 2009; Winner, Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust Award, 2009