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Speak for yourself


Who speaks for whom? Can a writer hope to speak on a maker's behalf? Or are makers themselves the only ones who can speak authoritatively about what they do?

A future issue of Interpreting Ceramics will be devoted to articles written by makers about their work. We welcome submissions that deal with any aspect of the process of making or that explore, analyse or reflect on any issues that the work raises. The focus may be on something particular to the work or something of more general concern. Submissions can be accompanied by visual material, including video and/or audio clips. Contributions can be of any length with no upper or lower word limit.


There will be a day seminar designed to help ceramics makers write about their own practice

Cost: £15 including lunch.

Where: Bath Spa University College, Sion Hill, Bath BA1 5SF

When: 16 th September 2005     When: 10am - 4pm

For further details including a booking form, e mail:

or telephone +44 (0)1225 87 56 94

(Numbers will be limited; places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.)


Interpreting Ceramics is also running a competition for ceramics makers to write about their own work. Prizes will be allocated as follows:

  • £750 for students currently enrolled at a UK university or institution of Higher Education
  • £750 open competition for any makers in ceramics, anywhere in the world

Deadline for submissions:   Friday 18 th November 2005

Guidelines for submission: Submissions should be typed and double spaced.  

Author details should include: name, college or university (if a student), postal address, e-mail and contact telephone number.

Submissions should be e mailed to:

Or post to: Dr Jeffrey Jones, Centre for Ceramic Studies, Cardiff School of Art and Design, Howard Gardens, Cardiff CF24 0SP UK

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