Elliot Denny in British Ceramics Biennial Award 2019

For the British Ceramics Biennial Award 2019 in Stoke-on-Trent, designer and potter Elliott Denny (TW-012) presents ‘The Only Tolerable Turner’ a project that delves into The Potteries rich history of industrial lathe turning to produce an installation of new ceramic objects and production devices.

The presented porcelain assemblages, combine a variety of lathe turning techniques with self-made machines inspired by Josiah Wedgwood’s ingenious 1760’s engine lathe to create a body of work evocative of industrial landscapes and mechanical components.

Exhibition dates: 7 September-13 October 2019, Mon - Sunday, 10am-5pm
China Hall, Spode, Former Spode Works, Kingsway, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1JB. Free admission

The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) launched in 2009 with a festival celebrating and showcasing contemporary ceramics from across the world. Set in Stoke-on-Trent – the heart of the UK ceramics industry, the festival took place in established venues and non-traditional spaces across the city. It returned in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and is back in 2019 for the sixth time. www.britishceramicsbiennial.com

AWARD is the British Ceramics Biennial headline exhibition, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019. Set in the magnificent expanse of the China Hall on the former Spode Factory site, the show foregrounds the work of the ten artists chosen for this year’s exhibition.

Image: courtesy Elliott Denny, 2019