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Peter Meanley: Reflections
26 May 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Craft NI are delighted to organize this talk as part of their upcoming exhibition ‘Peter Meanley: New Works’. This solo show will feature new works by renowned salt glaze potter Peter Meanley, which he has developed over the last three years.
Peter Meanley has won international acclaim for his abstract spouted pouring vessels and his mastery of the salt glazing technique. Formerly Head of Ceramics at the University of Ulster in Belfast, Peter has been awarded a PhD for researching salt glazing in 1999 – a process which involves throwing salt into a kiln, whilst it is fired at high temperature, resulting in a characteristic ‘orange-peel’ pitted surface.
This unique exhibition is supported by three talks which will give the audience a unique opportunity to hear Peter Meanley talk about his work and share insight into his practice, processes and inspiration: ‘Exhibition opening night and Peter Meanley talk’ (Craft NI Gallery, 5 May at 6pm), ‘Peter Meanley: Reflections’ (Ulster Museum, 26 May at 12 noon) and ‘Technical talk: Salt Glazing with Peter Meanley’ (Craft NI Gallery, 21 May at 12 noon).
Throughout this talk, Peter will reflect on 50 years as a maker and why he turned to salt glazing. Peter will bring in sketch books and things dear to him to explain what has triggered the various changes to his style technique and philosophy, as he will unveil lots of items in wood, metal, paper and of course fired clay to exemplify. This talk will appeal to collectors and curators in particular, but also to a wider craft audience who takes an interest in ceramics and salt glazing.
For more of Peter’s unique work, the exhibition ‘Peter Meanley: New Works’ is on at Craft NI Gallery from 5 May to 11 June.
Venue: Ulster Museum, Lecture Theatre