Black Clay: Black Women, Ceramics and Contemporary Art, The Journal of Modern Craft, 16:1 (statement of practice)


Body Vessel Clay: Black Women, Ceramics and Contemporary Art set out to explore form and function as this relates to object histories. In presenting a range of ceramics and clay artworks by an intergeneration of Black women artists working with clay, the exhibition conveys the material’s conceptual, transformative and metaphoric qualities. Additionally, it brings to the foreground a group of Black women artists, in particular a younger generation whose work looks to matrilineal links, black female subjectivity. The exhibition expands on my curatorial position, that of framing ceramics as an expansive and evolving field intersecting with performance art.