Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

I Really Know My Plates; Artist Clare Is Right in the Middle of Making a Mima Monument out of a Mountain.Of Discarded Crockery

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

I Really Know My Plates; Artist Clare Is Right in the Middle of Making a Mima Monument out of a Mountain.Of Discarded Crockery

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Byline: SANDY McKENZIE

THOSE passing mima could have been forgiven for wondering what all the noise was about.

Masses of broken cups, plates and saucers were unloaded at the Middlesbrough gallery to form a new work of art.

The broken ceramic pieces are being used by artist Clare Twomey in a work entitled Monument.

The colossal mountain of crockery came from companies in the Stoke area, and each piece is a "second" - damaged in firing or broken during manufacture.

The pieces will eventually be returned to a recycling firm in Stoke, which will grind down the broken pieces and re-use the material in the manufacture of tiles.

James Beighton, curator of craft, at mima said the Monument work would be 8m high and be made up of 45 cubic metres of ceramics. It will be on display in the Cube space at mima.

Monument will be part of the Possibilities and Losses exhibition which also includes work by Keith Harrison, Linda Sormin and Neil Brownswood The exhibition opens on Friday. …

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