We were so pleased to have welcomed more than 100 UK and international delegates to the Material Matters: Clay symposium earlier this month, and have received some wonderful feedback about our speakers:

“A really interesting mix of practical and theory.”

“I came to the day with a practice already strongly linked to process and materiality, and the presentations gave me insights on how to fully embrace this and be braver! … I went away with lots of avenues to explore and research further.”

“To know the science of the structure of materials we use creatively feeds so much into the creative process.”

“It really stretched my thinking on clay from a scientific, fine art, craft, conservation and political perspective.”

A big thank you to our speakers, and to everyone who attended throughout the day. We look forward to seeing you at our next symposium! Recordings of the presentations are now available to view on the Art School’s YouTube channel, and we have also put together some resources relating to the presentations here.

Dr Javier Cuadros

Shahpour Pouyan

Darren Ellis & Professor Roger Kneebone

Dr Abi Shapiro

Maiko Tsutsumi

Tony Minter & Emma Simpson

Eva Masterman

Clare Twomey