Collaboration with a Ceramicist

I am in the early stages of a collaboration with the ceramicist Joanne Ayre.

Initial ideas have been around < the island > – a theme I have been writing on and which interests Joanne too.

I’ve started to make some experiments by ‘translating’ the processes by which clay becomes a ceramic material (wedging, forming, firing, glazing, etc.) into a series of formal procedures for writing poetry. I am using various source texts from Umberto Eco’s The Island of the Day Before, Issue 38 of Cabinet Magazine and elsewhere.

The collaboration has been commissioned for the magazine Ceramic Review. I will document the process, or as much as I can of it, on this blog.

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1 thought on “Collaboration with a Ceramicist”

  1. This is amazing. The island features prominently in the poetry and prose work of W. H. Auden. The comparison of moulding clay with composing poetry is an apt one.

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