For this year’s Somerset Art Weeks Festival, ceramicist Emilie Taylor will be presenting an installation inspired by historic collections of local pottery.

The installation, titled Yield and Return, will be on display in the Abbey Barn at Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury.

Over the summer Emilie has been Artist in Residence at the museum.The ceramic pots she has created are in response to the distinctive Donyatt slipware collections currently on display in the museum’s exhibition The Art of the Potter.

As well as spending time re-interpreting the historic collections Emilie has been working with community and school groups. Among them are students from Heathfield Community School, Taunton, who took part in a workshop. The dishes that they produced will go on display alongside Emilie’s work.

Emilie uses traditional slipware to interpret and represent post-industrial landscapes and the spaces that sit between the urban and the rural.

You can see Emilie’s installation at Somerset Rural Life Museum from September 21 until October 6.

The Art of the Potter exhibition is open until Saturday, November 9.

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