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September 26, 2018

In a workshop in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, a woman sits in front of the vertical frame of her loom weaving, knotting, and pressing a carpet into life. But the carpet that is taking shape on the loom is in the process of abandoning the rules and designs that...

December 21, 2017

When I Woke is an exbition curated by ceramicists Claire Curneen and Lowri Davies at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre. Claire and Lowri were kind enough to invite me to write the essay for the exhibition catalogue. 

Inspired by Dylan Thomas’ poem ‘When I Woke’,...

December 20, 2017

For the exhibition Unravelling Uppark, thirteen artists were commissioned to respond to the history of Uppark House, a National Trust property in Sussex. I was invited to review the exhibition for Ceramics Review. You can read the full article here https://www.academia...

October 30, 2017

How in a single generation, have ceramicists managed to elevate ceramics from a niche-interest craft to the pristine territories of the contemporary art gallery?

Ceramics is now encountering, drawing on and colliding with sculpture, both formally and intellectually.  Th...

October 28, 2017

Contemporary Clay and Museum Culture is a collection of essays edited by a fine trip of artist-academics from the University of Westminster. It's a timely and thorough survey of the symbiotic relationship between ceramics and museums.

My contribution looks at the relati...

August 16, 2017

To say the least: Considering form, colour, surface and process in Deb Covell's work.

A short essay published in May 2016 by SATURATION POINT, the online editorial and curatorial project for reductive, geometric and systems artists working in the UK.

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When she's not in an art gallery or finding her way around a new city, Laura Gray covers art, contemporary ceramics, food and travel. 

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