Nov 1, 2018
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Cheryl Lucas. Throughout her ceramic career she has worked in many formats including functional pottery, sculptural installation and architectural work. In 2011 multiple earthquakes hit her home area of Christchurch, devastating the city and creating a turning point in Cheryl’s work. She has reacted to the destruction and subsequent rebuilding of the city with multiple bodies of work that deal with the events. In our interview we talk about making art as a way to make sense of tragedy, transitioning between technical and conceptual bodies of work, and helping to rebuild the city by making large scale chimney pots used on historic buildings. For more information on Cheryl’s work please visit her profile on the International Academy of Ceramics www.aic-iac.org/en/member/lilian-cheryl-lucas/.
This interview is part of a New Zealand series taped in April and May of 2018. I want to send a special thank you to the Ceramics Association of New Zealand for their support in making the series. To join the association, or to subscribe to their journal Ceramics New Zealand, visit www.ceramicsnz.org.
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