In September 2011, a group of Irish ceramic artists will travel to the Chinese town of Fuping, Shaanxi, to make the foundation collection for the newly built Irish Pavilion at the Fule International Ceramic Art Museum. The Irish Pavilion will showcase the best of the new wave of ceramic art emerging from Ireland, marrying the ancient techniques of the East to our own cultural traditions. It is a permanent exhibition space created to house the work of those ceramic artists whose subtlety, skill and vision captures the spirit of contemporary Ireland. Eleanor Flegg, writer, and Andrew Standen Raz, film maker and photographer, will travel with the group to document the residency. The Irish Pavilion opens on the 4th October 2011.
The blog is written by Eleanor Flegg, whose opinions may not necessarily reflect those of the group.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Three days to Shanghai and such cold feet! Just sent off almost-completed PhD (history of craft) and I feckin' hate craft. All craft. Everywhere. Damn craft! Went to the Kyoto museum of modern art today and found (horrors) a pot by Bernard Leach on fourth floor. Allergic reaction. Had to be taken to a cool and quiet place to recover. Trouble is, am contracted as chronicler of 14 ceramists for a month in the middle of Chinese nowhere. Bloody hell! Nothing against these lovely folks but how to handle sudden aversion to all aspects of the applied arts?

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