Typecast & ReCastBritish Ceramics Biennial, Associate ArtistHelen Felcey, Joe Hartley & Barry Taylor2015-----The British Ceramics Biennial have worked within the recovery community in Stoke-on-Trent for over five years. The Typecast project intended to enable individuals in recovery to creatively plan, communicate and reflect on their journey using clay. This was exhibited at the British Ceramics Biennial in 2015 and was documented in a newspaper publication Typecast 2.“We started from Helen and Joe’s excitement about clay as a medium where process and transformation is of the essence, and the possibility of exploring how that might resonate with the transformation of selves in recovery. That connected to Barry’s sense of how we might use poetic language — and specifically metaphor — as a way of finding links between these apparently unconnected areas of experience. We would collect sensations, thoughts, and feelings as we went along, building a word bank to support a collective poetic reflection, capturing the unpredictable process as it unfolded.”-Typecast 2In January 2018, the British Ceramics Biennial launched ReCast, which enables a further five-year programme with the recovery community in Stoke-on-Trent. We look forward to sharing more research and findings from this new phase of activity as it progresses.Publication design : Helen Felcey, Joe Hartley & David PennyDownload the Typecast 2 publication.
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