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Christopher McHugh will argue that his creative ceramic practice has much in common with archaeological approaches to the contemporary past in that it takes the form of a ‘creative materialising intervention’, focusing on marginal or otherwise overlooked aspects of person-object interaction. This will be illustrated by reference to Setomonogatari 5 and 6, recent artworks made in Seto, Japan, a traditional centre of pottery production. By reanimating old moulds and repurposing discarded sherds, his work explores the site’s changing materiality through time and is itself a proactive contribution to the archaeological record, capturing an enduring glimpse of the past and present of this ceramics community.
The exhibition was attended by 858 visitors over the course of a week.
*Setomonogatari is a portmanteau formed from two Japanese words – setomono, the traditional term for pottery made in Seto, and monogatari, meaning story.
- Christopher McHugh
- Museum of Kyoto
FingerprintDive into the research topics of 'Ceramic artworks Setomonogatari 5 and 6 displayed at the Museum of Kyoto as part of Session T14G Breaking the Frame: Art and Archaeology in Practice, World Archaeology Congress, Kyoto, 28.08.16-02.09.16'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
Christopher Mc Hugh (Organiser)9 Oct 2019
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Organising a conference, workshop, ...
Ceramic artwork 'Setomonogatari 6 - The Ruined Cottage' featured in Ceramic Review Magazine, January/February 2018.
Christopher Mc Hugh (Participant)2018
Ceramic Artist in Residence, Seto International Ceramics and Glass Art Exchange Program, Seto City, Japan
Christopher Mc Hugh (Participant)1 Nov 2015 → 22 Dec 2015
Mc Hugh, C., 15 Aug 2020
Research output: Non-textual form › ArtefactOpen AccessFile
Works SetoMonogatari 5,6,7,8: exhibited in Land/Marks, Ceramics Ireland Triennial 2020, Farmleigh Gallery, DublinMc Hugh, C., 15 Aug 2020
Research output: Non-textual form › ExhibitionFile
From Stoke to Seto: The adoption of British ceramic manufacturing techniques and styles in twentieth century JapanMc Hugh, C., 5 Oct 2019.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Other › peer-reviewFile