We are really pleased to have artist, educator, and former City & Guilds of London Art School casting technician Eva Masterman joining the Clay symposium programme to talk about her PhD research and new podcast series Clay Commons.
Eva Masterman is an artist, podcaster and researcher, currently at Newcastle University and at the beginning of a PhD on community ceramic practices. The term ‘community ceramics’ refers to organisations or individuals that use clay as a tool for engaging with or providing skills-based learning to communities outside of formal education. She talks about her new podcast, Clay Commons, and discusses the potential of clay engagement beyond object making, its impact on community when considering future re-imaginings for the ceramic field. She co-runs the arts group Collective Matter, which offers professional opportunities for people to engage with clay and her previous studio practice has included installation, sculpture and stage sets.
You can subscribe and listen to the podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
A podcast about community ceramics and clay as a force for good. Clay Commons is a six-part podcast hosted by artist and educator Eva Masterman, co-produced by AiAi Studios. Each episode presents conversations with teachers, artists, activists and community leaders, all using clay as a tool to build community. Focusing on the UK and America, Clay Commons explores the rise of a diverse movement of community ceramic practices, and investigates how clay can play a central role in creating alternative solutions to arts education and new systems of value in society.
Collective Matter at Sugarhouse Studios (L-R: Mary O’Malley, Katie Spragg, Eva Masterman) Eva Masterman, Strange Comfort (Chair), 2020, ceramic