Christmas is looming, the weather is rather grim, and the museum is unusually very quiet. I spend the week making a clay model and casting the plaster mould for a small ‘generic’ head. Pressings from this mould will form the common ‘core’ for a series of six modelled heads, based on the same six multi-cultural heads I’ve used in the identikit drawings.
Author: Steve Dixon
Stephen Dixon was the V&A’s first ceramicist in residence (September 2009-February 2010). Stephen received his Masters in Ceramics from the Royal College of Art and has written and lectured widely. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and public collections for over 20 years.More posts by Steve Dixon
Artists in Residence at the V&A
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We have a thriving and exciting programme of artists in residence here at the Museum, with at least two practitioners inhabiting our studios at any given time.
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