Plymouth Porcelain: A New Collection
|01/01/2012 - 31/12/2013|
On display now: Plymouth City Museum
Established British ceramic artist, Clare Twomey has created a brand new installation inspired by our Plymouth Porcelain collection.
'Plymouth Porcelain: A New Collection' can be viewed above the doors of our China Connection gallery and will remain on display indefinitely. The artwork features 33 suspended cases containing white porcelain objects that have been cast from objects suggested by the people of Plymouth.
Objects were suggested for various reasons - in celebration of friends or family or because of related emotions and memories. Against the back drop of the Museum's historic Plymouth Porcelain collection, the commission looks to the future by capturing the stories of people today.
This is the first time that Twomey, who has exhibited in the UK, Europe and America and who was the ceramic artist-in-residence at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in 2011, has created a permanent work for a Museum.
'Plymouth Porcelain: A New Collection' has been made possible thanks to New Expressions 2, which is supported by MLA Renaissance South West and the National Lottery through Grants for the Arts to enable regional museums to commission new work and join forces with contemporary artists.
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