Celeste McEvoy & Gareth Barker's ceramics.

Late Works: SLIP

Concept

A fashion designer creates a custom garment for a dancer, who improvises movement in the centre of a circle of potters. The potters simultaneously create works in response to the movement of the dancer and the forms created by the garment.

Once the ceramics are fired, they are exhibited and performed with by the dancer, for an open still life/life drawing session. A group of artists are asked to participate, documenting the event in book form.

slip = movement = slip = garment = slip = clay = slip = paper

Lexicon

/slɪp/
• (movement) relative movement of an object or surface and a solid surface in contact with it
• (garment) a loose fitting garment, typically a short petticoat
• (clay) a creamy mixture of clay, water, and typically a pigment of some kind, used especially for decorating earthenware
• (paper) a small piece of paper, typically a form for writing on or one giving printed information

Specifics

• Thrown pottery (on a wheel) is ideal, as this is the origin of the idea (almost constant movement) however hand built ceramics still works.

• During the making stage, the dancing is broken up into several sessions across one day: 45 min. dance + response (+ 15 min. break) (x3) for the sculpting, followed by a long break for the ceramics to dry enough for slip to be applied. Dancing resumes for the slip stage, with one last 45 min. dance + response. The ceramics are then left to dry and are fired.

• Ceramicists must use only black and white slip.

• There should be slips of paper available in the making stage so the ceramicists can sketch any ideas.

•Reclaimed clay was used, and is encouraged.

Credits

Fashion Designer:
Rosie Broadhead

Dancer:
Kaivalya Brewerton

Ceramicists:
Gareth Barker
Amelia Brokenbrow
Duncan Hooson
Celeste McEvoy
Jessica Parnell
Ellie Redfern

Camera:
Mathias Karl Gontard

Sound Design:
Joseph Bradley Hill & Patrick Fitzgerald

Concept:
Joseph Bradley Hill & Nathalie Hollis / Second Skin Costumed Life Drawing

With thanks to Duncan Hooson & Linda Bloomfield!

Gareth Barker:

Gareth Barker's ceramic from Late Works SLIP.
Gareth Barker's ceramic from Late Works SLIP.
Gareth Barker's ceramic from Late Works SLIP.

Amelia Brokenbrow:

Amelia Brokenbrow's ceramic from Late Works SLIP.
Amelia Brokenbrow's ceramic from Late Works SLIP.
Amelia Brokenbrow's ceramic from Late Works SLIP.
Ellie Redfern, Jessica Parnell & Gareth Barker's ceramics from Late Works SLIP.

Duncan Hooson:

Duncan Hooson's ceramic from Late Works SLIP.
Duncan Hooson's ceramic from Late Works SLIP.
Duncan Hooson's ceramic from Late Works SLIP.

Celeste McEvoy:

Celeste McEvoy's ceramic from Late Works SLIP.
Celeste McEvoy's ceramic from Late Works SLIP.
Celeste McEvoy's ceramic from Late Works SLIP.
Amelia Brokenbrow & Gareth Barker's ceramics from Late Works SLIP.

Jessica Parnell:

Jessica Parnell's ceramic from Late Works SLIP.
Jessica Parnell's ceramic from Late Works SLIP.
Jessica Parnell's ceramic from Late Works SLIP.

Ellie Redfern:

Ellie Redfern's ceramic from Late Works SLIP.
Ellie Redfern's ceramic from Late Works SLIP.
Ellie Redfern's ceramic from Late Works SLIP.
Kaivalya Brewerton sweeping her hands across the floor as part of her movement for Late Works SLIP.
Gareth Barker pushing a pot downwards on a wheel for Late Works SLIP.
Close up of one of Gareth Barker's pots for Late Works SLIP.
A close up of Kaivalya Brewerton's body curled up as part of her movement for Late Works SLIP.
A close up of Duncan Hooson's hands moulding clay on a wheel as part of Late Works SLIP.
Amelia Brokenbrow sat at a wheel examining her ceramics in process at Late Works SLIP.
Kaivalya Brewerton curled up in a ball on the floor as part of her movement for Late Works SLIP.
A close up of Amelia Brokenbrow's pots she made for Late Works SLIP.
A close up of Kaivalya Brewerton's hand and foot touching on the floor as part of her movement for Late Works SLIP.
A close up of Kaivalya Brewerton's arm outstretched on the floor as part of her movement for Late Works SLIP.
A selection of pots that were made at Late Works SLIP
Amelia Brokenbrow, Nathalie Hollis, Celeste McEvoy & Gareth Barker standing examining the pots they made at Late Works SLIP.

More information about the artists:

Amelia Brokenbrow

Amelia Brokenbrow is a potter based in Brighton. She makes functional tableware for everyday use.

Participant in Late Works:

SLIP

Amelia Brokenbrow

Celeste McEvoy

Participant in Late Works:

SLIP

Celeste McEvoy

Duncan Hooson

Duncan is Head of the Ceramics Department at Morley College and Associate Lecturer BA Ceramic Design at Central Saint Martins. He has co-authored The Workshop Guide to Ceramics with Tony Quinn, published by Thames and Hudson. He is a long-standing member of the Craft Potters Association. Duncan is co-director of Clayground Collective, with his colleague Julia Rowntree, an arts educational organisation committed to skills sharing around ceramics.

Participant in Late Works:

SLIP

Duncan Hooson

Ellie Redfern

Ellie is an artist and ceramicist from Cambridge, currently based in South London. She studied at UAL: Camberwell College of Arts where she received a BA in 3D Design.

Participant in Late Works:

SLIP

Ellie Redfern

Gareth Barker

Participant in Late Works:

SLIP

Gareth Barker

Jessica Parnell

Participant in Late Works:

SLIP

Jessica Parnell

Kaivalya Brewerton

Kaivalya Brewerton is a multidisciplinary artist, specializing in dance, performance art, and moving image. Born. 1995. London - Los Angeles.

Participant in Late Works:

SLIP

Kaivalya Brewerton

Rosie Broadhead

Rosie Broadhead is an apparel designer specialising in biomaterials in the fashion industry. She is a graduate from Central Saint Martins’ MA ‘Material Futures’ course and has a background as designer and Head Sustainability at ski wear brand Perfect Moment and the R&D department at cycling brand Rapha. She is interested in the interaction between skin and clothing, and how science and technology will influence the future of fashion. By looking at what is natural on our bodies, Rosie looks at how we can create sustainable yet functional clothing. Through collaboration with scientists, her work focuses on developing materials and clothing that are healthy for our skin, have minimal impact on the environment, and use technology that works in synergy with the body. More recently she has co-founded Surface Tension, a platform centred around realising the positive potential of materials.

Participant in Late Works:

SLIP

Rosie Broadhead