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A Fine Figure 4: Four Talks on the History of Figurative Ceramic Sculpture by Michael Robinson, September 2013

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Venue: Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown

Info: Talks are FREE (for booking information see below)

A Fine Figure is a series of four talks looking at the 30 thousand years during which we now know we have been using clay and fire to make figures, their use, the role of the artists who made them and the society they made them for. These talks will coincide with the exhibition Figure: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture at Millennium Court Arts Centre, an exhibition commissioned as part of August Craft Month NI. This exhibition runs until Saturday 28 September.

For more information on each individual talk follow the links. Free Tickets can be reserved through Eventbrite(see below links) or by contacting

4 'A Fine Figure' - Saturday 28 September, 2pm

The movement christened 'studio ceramics' is now so universal and diverse, and the figurative sculptural element within it so strong, varied and powerful that it forms an entirely independent field of art without need of association with any other. Its practitioners pursue their individual paths with levels of skill and eloquence of expression that can entertain, please, challenge or confront, and if required, do all at the same time. This final talk examines figurative ceramics today and its role as an art form.