Gallery Talk: Peter Bodenham
Ceramics and Locational Identity
Thursday 20 September 2018 11am
Venue: The Old Surgery, King Street, Carmarthen (in the lane between the Community Crafts shop and The Library)
Peter Bodenham is a west Wales based potter and visual artist. He trained in Ceramics and 3D in the mid-1980s at Camberwell School of Art and now lives and works in the village of St.Dogmaels near Cardigan. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Ceramics Department of Bath Spa University.
Investigating the use of local clay in ceramic practice, our gallery talk considers historical and contemporary examples in relation to geology, place and identity. Looking at materials and methods in the field of ‘Contemporary Vernacular Ceramics’ the talk will include conceptual Dutch ceramic design and Welsh design and craft culture as well as Peter Bodenham’s own artistic and craft practice.
What stories do these crafted objects tell and what do they mean socially, culturally and functionally in contemporary society?
Everyone is welcome – free event, no need to book.
In association with the U3A, part of Oriel Myrddin Gallery’s 50+ programme