Bringing new voices and perspectives to the appreciation of ceramics, Empire of Dirt brings together 15 writers, some new and some familiar, offering new perspectives on ceramics in New Zealand.

 

The selected writers were invited to select a ceramic work, and bring their own personal style and taste to the project. Including studio, mass produced and industrial ceramics, Empire of Dirt will expand your understanding of the breadth of ceramic production and consumption by adding new voices and perspectives to the critical conversation about the value and appreciation of ceramics in contemporary Aotearoa.

Bronwyn Lloyd on June Black, The Pet, ceramic Longbod, c.1958. Courtesy Sheridan Keith.

Tessa Laird on Adelaida Pascul, Untitled, date unknown.