The World at Hand: Ceramics in Eighteenth-century Britain
Exhibition course, Spring 2007. Permanent niche case, Chazen Museum of Art.
The ceramic objects in this exhibition depict tastes, ideas, commerce and technologies 250 years ago. Artisans in England or China made wares shaped as cabbages or camels for a table or mantelpiece; they depicted busy Chinese ports, botanical specimens, or family crests on new special objects to serve tea, alcohol or dinner. In all, each piece tells stories of social activities in the home, industrialism in the workplace and exploration and naturalism in the British empire. To admire, use, or wonder--ceramics brought the world to hand.
This is the first show I tried to do some video and other alternate media. I wanted to tell the story of process of a student exhibition in a university museum. I also did a basic on-line expanded exhibition as we weren't allowed to have much signage.