Manifest: 10,000 Hours
1 August 2015 – 4 June 2017
Created for the stunning space of the newly created Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) at York Art Gallery, Clare Twomey’s installation featured 10,000 handmade ceramic bowls on an impressive structure rising into the gallery’s historic roof space.
Communities of helpers in York and beyond assisted Twomey in the production of the bowls. Each bowl took an hour to make and represents one of the 10,000 hours it is said to take to become a master craftsman. It was also Clare’s response to York Art Gallery’s collection of ceramics, the dedication of the artists that produced them, and the collectors that supported them and then generously gave their collections to York Museums Trust.
“I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to work with such a personally formed and rich collection. Making this work has built a dialogue around the roles of the collector, objects and the communities that appreciate them.”
- Young Gainsborough: Rediscovered Landscape Drawings - Twenty-five recently attributed Gainsborough drawings go on show for the first time alongside major works
- Clay, Peat and Cage - UK premiere of work by Yorkshire-based artists at York Art Gallery
- Work by world-renowned artist Damien Hirst on display at York Art Gallery
- A new display of The Anthony Shaw Collection entitled ‘Themes’ opens at the Centre of Ceramic Art
- York Museums Trust invitation to tenders