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Dust, Jasperware and Colour Obsession – Interview with Joyce Iwaszko

Those familiar with Stoke-on-Trent’s vibrant world of art and culture will no doubt be familiar with the Airspace Gallery, situated near Hanley town centre. Not only a gallery, but also home to a number of artists in the studio spaces upstairs. This is also the venue of my interview with Joyce Iwaszko, where she has a studio space herself. If you have read any of my recent posts regarding Stoke-on-Trent’s 2021 City of Culture bid, you may be familiar with the name. Iwaszko is one of the  ...

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Gender Constructs and Challenging Composition – Interview with Katherine Baker

Katherine Baker has a story is similar to many, including my own. After leaving her BA she felt disillusioned with academia and needed to take a step away. In the eight years that passed between her undergraduate study and the pursuance of her MA, Baker had worked in a non-creative environment while trying to pursue some of her own work independently. She found, however, that this independence had led to stagnation and she needed to find a challenging environment with which to continue her  ...

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Denise O’Sullivan: Made in Stoke-on-Trent

‘I call it a “toffee pot” – it’s multi-use: for tea, coffee, or gin.’ I am sat in a freshly painted unit at a canal boat yard. Longboats are lined up outside along with the cars in the carpark. It is a fabulous space, full of potential in the heart of the Potteries in Stoke-on-Trent. I am with Denise O’Sullivan, a local ceramic artist and she is telling me about a new line of tea-pots, or ‘toffee pots’ as she has coined them, that will be available for Christmas. The elongated style  ...

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