During Summer 2019 Somerset Rural Life Museum will inspire audiences to engage with rural ceramics through a programme of events focusing on the heritage craft of slipware. The temporary exhibition space will feature a display showcasing items from the museum’s important Donyatt slipware collection. These will be displayed alongside loans from current artists producing imaginative contemporary versions of slipware.
To accompany the exhibition ceramics artist Emilie Taylor will be responding to the collection to produce a slipware-based artwork/ installation. This will be exhibited in the museum’s historic Tithe Barn to coincide with Somerset Art Works Festival.
The exhibition at Somerset Rural Life Museum opens on Saturday 22 June 2019.
Emilie Taylor’s installation will be launched during SAW’s Somerset Art Weeks Festival Programme, which runs from Saturday 21 September to Saturday 6 October 2019.
Published on May 13, 2019 // Sarah Adey