Beyond Preservation: Endangered Ceramic Skills Symposium

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The Heritage Crafts Association is delighted to invite you to 

Beyond Preservation: Endangered Ceramic Skills Symposium

When: Saturday 16 October 2021, 9am to 5pm
Where: Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3DW

Global economics and advances in automation technology have radically transformed the landscape of the UK’s ceramic industry in recent decades. This symposium brings together scholars, former employees, and current representatives from the ceramics industry, to explore a variety of perspectives concerning a re-evaluation of the industrial crafts and their revitalisation through contemporary exchange and adaptation.

Should practices deemed outmoded or economically unviable for contemporary ceramic production be simply relegated to history or the trails of heritage tourism? What value is there in safeguarding this knowledge for the future? How can traditional practices be revived through new modes of thinking and creativity in a digital age? This event builds upon these questions, and highlights specialist skills at significant risk of being lost from the industry, surveyed through recent research for the HCA Red List of Endangered Crafts.

This event is free to attend and tickets can be reserved via Eventbrite:

If you have any questions about Beyond Preservation or any of our work at the Heritage Crafts Association, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

Warm regards,

Charlotte Diamond



Name: Charlotte Diamond

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