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Conversation Pieces with Keziah Burt

Sat 24 June & Sun 25 June, sessions at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm on both days

Take a moment of contemplation during The Hepworth Wakefield Ceramic Fair and create a clay sculpture with artist Keziah Burt.

This intimate and collaborative session – suitable for individuals, couples or family groups – allows you to talk about any subject close to your heart. During the chat, Keziah will free-sculpt an object in white clay for you to keep and use as a touchstone, decorative object or conversation piece. You are invited to bring small items along with you to emboss into the surface of the clay and the collaborative experience also involves passing the clay back and forth, so it fits into your hands and starts to feel familiar, and writing words from your conversation into it.

Please note:

– Each session will take around 35 – 45 mins
– After the session the clay object will be taken away to be fired and will be shipped to you at a later date
– The sessions are aimed at adults and all children must be accompanied at all times
– The sessions will take place in a closed room, however passing members of the public will be able to look in on the session through a window and watch the sculpture being produced

“A far cry from the traditional 18th century landscape “conversation pieces”, mine are unique pieces of sculpted art. Whilst I sit and talk with you about your life, your experiences and beliefs, hopes and dreams, I create in my hands a unique piece of art that will last a life time. It’s a very fun way to work. A beautiful way to celebrate memory and the intimacy of touch.”

Keziah Burt

About the artist

Born in Hertfordshire in 1981, Keziah is a mother of two and military wife. Having worked as a Secondary Art school teacher whilst raising her family, in September 2022 she became a full time sculptor. Currently working from her home studio in Bristol, Keziah specialises in portraiture and figurative sculpture; balancing private and public commissions alongside her own sculptural practice. Keziah’s work is currently on display in the group exhibition, If Not Now When: Generations of Women in Sculpture in Britain, 1960 – 2022, at The Hepworth Wakefield.