Joanna Bird trained as a potter for three years with Michael Cardew, and practiced in her own right, before setting up a contemporary ceramics gallery in 1994. Over the last twenty years she has built an international reputation in the decorative arts showing in London and international galleries and Art Fairs.The Joanna Bird Foundation was set up in 2012, with a mission to support emerging talents in the decorative arts. The foundation’s first touring exhibition Marking the Line: Ceramics and Architecture showed exciting new work in historical interiors.
At eighty, Richard Batterham is one of the great heirs to the philosophies of the studio pottery movement, producing work that is beautiful to behold and satisfying to use. He is the subject of the Joanna Bird Foundation’s first venture into film, working with award-winning filmmaker Alex J. Wright. At the Festival, Joanna will be showing the film and talking about its making.
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