Clare Twomey

Clare Twomey was the V&A's Ceramics Artist in Residence from April–November 2011. Clare is a British artist and a research fellow at the University of Westminster who works with clay in large-scale installations, sculpture and site-specific works. Over the past 10 years she has exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate, Crafts Council, Museum of Modern Art Kyoto Japan, the Eden Project and the Royal Academy of Arts. Within these works Twomey has maintained her concerns with materials, craft practice and historic and social context.

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A new phase has come………..

The first 10 weeks have past and now I am turning to the last few months at the V&A to understand what I do with the journey I have been on. The first 10 weeks focused on understanding parts of the collection, maybe the next 10 weeks will allow me to react to the collection.

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Week ten

TeacupPlace of origin: Nagasaki (made)Date: about 1979 (made)Artist/Maker:Mori, Masahiro (designer) Hakusan Porcelain Company (manufacturer)Materials and Techniques: Porcelain with underglaze blue decorationCredit Line:Given by the designer through the manufacturing factoryMuseum number: FE.106C-1981Gallery location: Ceramics Study Galleries, Asia & Europe, room 137, case 23, shelf 5

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Week nine

VasePlace of origin: United States (made)Date: 1983 (made)Artist/Maker:Morrison, Jens (maker)Materials and Techniques: EarthenwareMuseum number: C.174&A-1984Gallery location: Ceramics Study Galleries, Britain & Europe, room 139, case 46, shelf 4

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Week eight

VasePlace of origin: Copenhagen (manufactured)Date: 1982 (designed)Artist/Maker:Manz, Bodil (designer) Bing & Grøndahl (manufacturer)Materials and Techniques: Porcelain with relief moulded and underglaze painted decorationCredit Line: Given by the makerMuseum number: C.142D-1987Gallery location: Ceramics Study Galleries, Britain & Europe, room 139, case 42, shelf 5

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Week seven

Coffee PotPlace of origin: Staffordshire (made)Date: 1957-1968 (made)Artist/Maker:Seeney, Enid (decoration, designer) Arnold, Tom (shape, designer) Ridgway (manufacturers)Materials and Techniques: White earthenware, glazed and printedMuseum number: C.179:1, 2-1991Gallery location: Ceramics Study Galleries, Britain & Europe, room 139, case 41, shelf 5

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Week six

PlatePlace of origin: Meissen (made)Date: ca. 1765-1775 (made)Artist/Maker:Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)Materials and Techniques: Hard-paste porcelain, painted in crimson-purple and giltMuseum number: 1979C-1855Gallery location: Ceramics Study Galleries, Britain & Europe, room 139, case 23, shelf 3

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Week five

TrayDie Leiden des jungen Werther; The Sorrows of Young WertherObject:TrayPlace of origin:Meissen (made)Date: ca. 1790 (made)Artist/Maker:Meissen porcelain factory (maker) Schubert, Johann David (probably, decorator)Materials and Techniques: Hard paste porcelain painted in enamel colours and gilt

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Week four

PlatePlace of origin:Derby (made)Date: ca. 1810 (made)Artist/Maker:Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer) Lucas, Daniel (senior) (painter)Materials and Techniques:Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gildedCredit Line:Bequeathed by Herbert AllenMuseum number:C.344-1935

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Week three

PlaquePlace of origin: Jingdezhen (made)Date: 1965-1975 (made)Artist/Maker:Wu, Kang (decorator)Materials and Techniques: Porcelain painted in enamelsCredit Line: Given by Mr Simon KwanMuseum number:FE.37-1990Gallery location:Ceramics Study Galleries, Asia & Europe, room 137, case15, shelf 4

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Week two

Brush potPlace of origin:Jingdezhen (made)Date:1630-1640 (made)Artist/Maker: unknownMaterials and Techniques: Porcelain painted in underglaze blueMuseum number: 768-1883Gallery location: Ceramics Study Galleries, Asia & Europe, room 137, case 6,shelf 4

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