Personalising a Pottery
The pottery industry is the heart of Stoke-on-Trent. Clay is in the blood. My project explores ways in which people attempt to overcome the blandness of the working environment by personalising their workspaces, brightening the otherwise grey monotony of the factory floor. This body of work considers two questions: what can the personal items people bring into work tell us about individuals? And does the addition of objects brought in from outside promote productivity? By adopting a typological approach we can compare each subject and observe whether there is a commonality among the items on display, grouping the images into diptychs of personal belongings and their owners allows the viewer the opportunity to build relationships between subject and still life.
Sarah Reeve • Holly Webster • Gemma Williams • Sally Young •