Saturday, June 8, 2019
02:00 PM
First Floor Commercial Union House 39 Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE
North East England

As part of a programme of talks and workshops taking place during Dear Christine (a tribute to Christine Keeler), Claudia Clare will give a talk focusing on Christine Keeler the survivor: survivor of poverty and exploitation and her goal of the ordinary, secure life.

Claudia will discuss why she made her work for the exhibition – its form (the pilgrim flask) and method (broken and mended).

She will also discuss the image of the prostituted woman in figurative art, with a focus on archetypes: the Fallen Woman, the Woman Taken in Adultery, the Magdelene, etc. religious archetypes which often feature in ceramics.

Claudia Clare is a ceramicist and writer based in London. Author of ‘Subversive Ceramics’ (Bloomsbury 2015), she contributes regularly to ‘Ceramic Review’. Claudia is known for her large-scale, slip-painted, earthenware jars that depict scenes that show the impact of major events on the lives of ordinary people.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.