Keith Brymer Jones: Absent Tribe

23rd Sep – 24t Nov 219


We are proud to announce Absent Tribe – Echoes of Spode


A new exhibition by Keith Brymer Jones in collaboration with Darren Washington, Sarah Peart, Dan Thompson, Marj Hogarth and Paul Rogerson.

Every piece of pottery ware made in Stoke has been touched by about 15 pairs of hands. In its prime, this site employed over 1000 people. Imagine all those hands, all that history.

Keith has, as he has made 1100 beakers, one for every one of the workforce when the site was at its busiest, and a smaller one for every child working on the site. He remembered their hands as his shaped the beaker that holds their memory. Each beaker has been handmade by Keith in his Kent studio, decorated with transfers printed in Stoke, and then brought here to fill this space in one of the old Spode mold rooms.