Sunday, 1 January 2012


The former Spode Factory in Stoke on Trent has once again closed it's doors, heralding the end of the Second British Ceramics Biennial.

As wonderful as it was to see the ceramics which were on show here, for me the magic came from the atmosphere of wandering around in this abandoned factory. I could feel a sense of its redundancy in my bones. A factory which once was filled with hundreds of workers, now lays empty. A few last vestiges of its former life remained, but not many.....

Lawrence Epps. Employees

Julian Stair. Urns, brickclay

David Rickard's 'Test Flights' stole the show for me.
View a short film of the making.

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