final installation at Manchester Craft and Design Centre

A long day on Tuesday installing “crafting history” at Manchester Craft and Design Centre. It’s there until November , with most of the pots being auctioned for charity – at that point.

Porcelain installation at MCDC

As usual, I started off thinking it looked terrible, then it looked great, then terrible again. The grey background is really great though, all power to Dena Bagi for choosing it!

Detail of installation at MCDC

My favourites were I think the large stacked plates with “The King of Steam”, in a new pale blue glaze, although the beakers looked good too.

beakers at MCDC

These are inscribed with the names of people who currently work at the Centre. There’s a lot of history on the other pots, but I wanted people who are there now to be included – they are tomorrow’s history, after all.

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4 responses to “final installation at Manchester Craft and Design Centre

  1. I think the installation looks great, Carys, and though obv I love the poetry, I think it is an inspired and inspiring gesture to include the names of people who work there at the moment. They are tomorrow’s history, as you said, but in their work they are also choosing what to keep from the present; in that sense they curate what will represent the past. RGS

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