The Fiction of Form

Alison Britton
2009 Journal of Modern Craft  
Alison Britton was part of the radical group of RCA graduates in the early 1970s whose work laid the foundations for what became known as "The New Ceramics. " Working from a London studio for more than three decades, Britton also writes, and with Martina Margetts co-curated the contemporary ceramics exhibition The Raw and the Cooked for the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford in 1993. Abstract Britton has selected three snapshots of her practice. The fi rst refl ects some of the themes of Professor
more » ... ueensberry's lecture from the viewpoint of a student in his department in the early 1970s. The second, twenty years later, describes her development of a sustained mode of working with reference to a retrospective exhibition that toured the UK and concluded in the Netherlands. In the fi nal section she attempts to defi ne her current preoccupations and the mixed context of ideas that inform her ongoing practice.
doi:10.2752/174967809x416305 fatcat:zwyc7y7lu5ca5e4pvo6r2row54