Crossings is part of EDGES, an ambitious international ceramic and sound art project between three nations at the western and eastern edges of Europe: Estonia, Ireland and the UK. EDGES is curated by Kay Aplin (ceramics) and Joseph Young (sound art) for The Ceramic House. The project includes international residencies in Ireland, Estonia and the UK and international exhibitions of collaborative practice at Watts Gallery, UK and Wexford Arts Centre, Ireland.
Crossings offers an overview of contemporary Irish ceramic practice from across the island of Ireland and the Irish diaspora. Twelve established and emerging ceramic artists working in sculpture, wall pieces and functional ware will display their work in the unique domestic context of The Ceramic House as part of the Artists Open Houses Festival in Brighton during the Brighton Festival.
EDGES is a two year-long investigation into meeting places, what it means to work at the edge of something, to be on the fringes, and understanding artistic practice as a so-called ‘cutting edge’. The project began in 2022 with Peripheries, a collaborative residency between Irish sound artists and Estonian ceramic artists at The Ceramic House supported by funding from Creative Europe. Crossings is part of the Artists Open Houses festival.