AGAIN in HOOKED at Science Gallery London

Monday 17th September 2018

Science Gallery London has just moved into its new home in London Bridge and opens this weekend with HOOKED exploring the complex world of addiction and desire.

My work AGAIN is part of the exhibition with an edition of 10,000 ceramic coins ready to be distributed to visitors during the course of the show. Copies of the accompanying book ‘the very last time’ will also be available in the gallery shop.

HOOKED is also a great chance to see Rachel Maclean’s Feed Me, photographs from Olivia Locher’s Another Day on Earth series, Richard Billingham’s Tony Smoking Backwards, Joachim Koester’s The Hashish Club and much more.

aerialAGAIN


HOOKED is at Science Gallery London, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9GU from 21 September to 6 January 2019. More info here.

Video of Take Stock at Museum Jorn

Many thanks to all who visited Take Stock at Museum Jorn as part of the exhibition LER! CLAY! . 4,000 blocks have now found their way into the hands of homes of visitors to the exhibition and below is a video containing extracts of their interactions with disappearing work, played in reverse.



The Anagama Kiln Is Back!

Tuesday 11 July 2018

Well despite various challenges with wood supplies, some unexpected shortages of glaze materials and faulty pyrometers the Anagama kiln at Wysing came back into life last week as part of the Making Everyday project. It was a slightly unconventional operation but reached temperature well and the glazes looks great.

Wysing Anagama Lawrence Epps


Many thanks to all who took part in the project and if you made work for the kiln it is now ready for collection from the gallery.

And special thanks to Sebastian Blackie who turned up just in time!

Open Studios at Wysing Arts Centre

Friday 30th June

It’s that time of year again when the studio artists at Wysing Arts Centre open their doors to the public. 18 artists are taking part and we’ll also be showing work across the site while ARTIST at RISK Residency Artist Tito Valery is also presenting new work in the Polyphonic recording studio. I hope to see you there!


Open Studio Wysing Epps


Participating artists include: Damaris Athene, Jack Cornell, Philip Cornett, Fiona Curran, Ben Doherty, Lawrence Epps, Robert Foster, Bettina Furnee, Naomi Harwin, Laura Hindmarsh, Paulette Mae, Soheila Sokhanavri, Shawn Stipling, Wilf Speller, Lucy Steggals and Caroline Wendling.

More info here.

Firing Up the Anagama Kiln at Wysing Arts Centre

Monday 4th June 2018

Back in 1997/1998 potter Izumihara Masanobu, Ben Brierley, Paul McAllister, Stephen Parry and others built a remarkable and rare wood-firing Bizen style kiln at Wysing Arts Centre. Since then it has been modified, fired and maintained by various people but has been sadly neglected over the last few years.

Wysing Anagama


So I’m delighted to be helping Wysing Arts Centre bring it back to life as part of the Making Everyday project in association with Grizedale Arts who are bringing their philosophy that art and artists can affect change and benefit wide culture from Coniston to Cambridge. Also joining them are potter Hyunmin Shin, designer Jungyou Choi and artist Jina Lee from Korea.

If you’re interested there’s loads of scope to get involved with making functional work to go in the kiln with artists Mark Essen and Aaron Angell as well help with the firing itself. More info here.