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March 2, 2019

As an artist I think through making so, as the dust to vessel process 

began, I started making pots from terracotta clay, fashioning a kind of prototype using primitive methods sympathetic to the Marsh Arab’s baked pottery of Mesopotamia. A hib is a large terracotta ves...

March 2, 2019

I imagined the clay samples would be large, cylindrical core sections that would require intensive processing, after all my collaborators had talked about travelling to the UK with a suitcase full of mud instead of clothes. 

Would I have time to process the raw clay dep...

March 2, 2019

Shared water, contested water was inspired by issues of climate change and contested water in the Middle East’s ‘Garden of Eden’. Earth as recorder, kiln as creator, clay provides a historical link between human and nature - between the paleoclimate archive and the fut...

March 2, 2019

The Archive and the Contested Landscape, Cambridge Festival of Ideas, October 2018.  

Does the historical landscape contain a hidden message for humanity - a warning about climate change?

Tapping into contemporary art’s ‘archival impulse’, the research collaboration...

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