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Summer Craft Collection 2023: Art and Craft with Local Heart

22 April to 19 August 2023

Summer Craft Collection 2023: Art and Craft with Local Heart

The Summer Craft Collection presents a curated range of unique, local and nationally renowned craft. Treat yourself to something new for your home or buy gifts for your loved ones. Pop in, browse and shop away from the crowds. You'll be supporting a local gallery and small creative artist businesses if you do, as well as finding something special.

We are delighted to present a new collection of:

Ceramics by: Jack Allum, Richard Baxter, Linda Bloomfield, Jaeeun Kim Ceramics, Peter Hayes, Bekky May, Joanna Osbourne, Laura Plant, Gilly Whittington and Zeba Contemporary Ceramics.

Jewellery by: Karolina Baines, Jessica Briggs and Emma Leonard.

Glass by: Liz Huppert and Elizabeth Welch.

Paper composite by Gow Tanaka.

Textiles by: Mhairi Allan and Fiona McIntosh.

Woodwork by: Kevin Stamper and many more...

Zeba Imam

Palimpsest jar


Ref: 124023

11 x 13 cms


Own Art

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Zeba Imam

Zeba's work is inspired by the marks of human activity all around us. Bustling cityscapes, old and new jostling for space, time-worn aspects of an industrial building, casual graffiti: they convey the universal human wish to be seen and to communicate: I am/was here.
Clay has a capacity for memory; every mark - intended or unintended - is retained even as it transforms through firing. Working alongside clay's nature, she intends to capture the layered, palimpsest-like, quality of the human story. She uses stoneware clays layered with coloured slips and oxides in various combinations of mark making and sgraffito. She wheel-throws a variety of functional forms, but jars are her favourite. The inside of the jar allows for as much storytelling (by the user) as the outside.

Growing up in India, Zeba came across traditional potters and was mesmerised by clay's movement on the wheel. She discovered clay for herself in the USA when she was working on her PhD in Communication. As she grappled with questions of identity and cultural boundaries, both as a research topic and a lived experience, finding clay made her feel anchored. Clay's tactile quality and the unbroken connection to our collective past drew her to it. For many years, it remained something she dabbled in on and off, as a hobby. That changed in 2017 when she joined the two year diploma at Clay College. She set up her studio at ACAVA Spode Works in Stoke-on-Trent in 2020.

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