AND THE DOOR OPENED – EXHIBITION
Come and join us for the launch of ‘And The Door Opened,’ a ceramic project by Collage Arts artist Claudia Clare in partnership with Women @the Well, on the 25th of November at Artspace 4.
Women @the Well is a women-only service located in Kings Cross dedicated to supporting women whose lives are affected by or at risk of being affected by prostitution.
‘And The Door Opened,’ is a series of events with displays of Claudia’s pots, talks, demonstrations and conversations that together illustrate the stories of women wanting to leave, ‘exit’ prostitution.
The aim is to improve to the public understanding of what prostitution is and that with the right support, girls and women do not need to live and die exploited in the sex trade – there are ways out.
Further events for ‘And The Door Opened,’ at Collage Artspace 4 are
Saturday Nov 30th 12-4pm meet the artist demonstrating the processes of making a pot,
Saturday Dec 7th, 12-4pm Claudia will teach participants how to mend a broken pot
And The Door Opened is an ongoing project which is touring in London in 2020 and to Stoke on Trent, Leeds and Bradford in 2021.
Claudia is a potter-painter, best known for her large painted earthenware jars depicting the impact of big events on ordinary lives. She is also known for her broken and mended pots, a response to the words: ‘I was shattered. Now I’m piecing myself slowly back together.’ She has been represented by Zuleika Gallery since 2016, is a regular contributor to Ceramic Review and is the author of ‘Subversive Ceramics,’ Bloomsbury 2016.
This project is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.