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Magdalene Odundo and British Studio Pottery

Saturday 4 May 2019, 12 – 1.15pm

Join design historian Tanya Harrod as she discusses Magdalene Odundo’s diverse influences and the formation of her utterly unique style.

This talk will look at Odundo’s expansive interests – offering what amounts to a personal history of modern art and its global source material – and on some of her ceramic friendships, in particular with the magus potter Michael Cardew who she met in the spring of 1974. Odundo has emerged as one of his greatest pupils.

Harrod will also explore how Odundo’s work relates to the other great hand builders of her generation such as Jennifer Lee and to an earlier radical move away from the wheel led by figures like Ian Auld, Gordon Baldwin, Ruth Duckworth and Gillian Lowndes.

About Tanya Harrod

Tanya Harrod has written widely on craft, art and design for over 30 years. Recent books include The Real Thing: Essays on Making in the Modern World (2015) and Craft (2018) in Whitechapel Gallery’s Documents of Contemporary Art series. Her biography of the potter Michael Cardew, was published in 2012; for this book she was awarded the James Tait Black Prize for biography. Harrod is also co-editor of the The Journal of Modern Craft.

This event is part of The Hepworth Wakefield’s Contemporary Ceramics Fair.


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