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Three fieldtrips to Seto (August 2018, January, July 2019) were undertaken. Combining the photographic cataloguing of 5 current and 5 former sites of production and the collection of interviews of 6 workers and 7 managers, this study increased knowledge of the material culture and practices particular to this industry, including the commissioning, designing, and making processes. Collected information, imagery and found objects (including found ceramic products and plaster moulds) were synthesised and remediated in order to produce a series of original research artefacts (ceramic sculptures) and exhibitions which explore notions of narrative and preservation. Resulting in a new body of material culture, this study makes an original contribution to knowledge by exploring how practice-led ceramics research might respond to, and assimilate, recent trends in creative archaeological approaches to the recent and contemporary past.
As such, this research employs creative art-archaeological methodologies to investigate and acknowledge marginal histories of human-material engagement. Here, ceramic practice is construed as a proactive materialising intervention to counter the material forgetfulness of the Anthropocene era.
|Place of Publication||Stoke-on-Trent/Glasgow|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
Christopher Mc Hugh (Organiser)9 Oct 2019
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Organising a conference, workshop, ...
Ceramic artwork 'Setomonogatari 6 - The Ruined Cottage' featured in Ceramic Review Magazine, January/February 2018.
Christopher Mc Hugh (Participant)2018
Christopher Mc Hugh (Participant)6 Sep 2018
Mc Hugh, C., 15 Aug 2020
Research output: Non-textual form › ArtefactOpen AccessFile
Works SetoMonogatari 5,6,7,8: exhibited in Land/Marks, Ceramics Ireland Triennial 2020, Farmleigh Gallery, DublinMc Hugh, C., 15 Aug 2020
Research output: Non-textual form › ExhibitionFile
From Stoke to Seto: The adoption of British ceramic manufacturing techniques and styles in twentieth century JapanMc Hugh, C., 5 Oct 2019.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Other › peer-reviewFile