Ceramics Jesse Wine was awarded the Ceramics Fellowship 2013-14.
Wine’s work stems from a fascination with objects and materials. Working primarily with ceramics, he is interested in the philosophy of copying, setting aside the pressure to continually break new ground to embrace the rich tradition of learning through making.
The Fellowship supports artists extending the possibilities of working with clay, offering space and resources to research, develop and produce new work while engaging in discussions around contemporary ceramics. The Fellowship facilitates collaboration with students and staff from Central Saint Martins, UAL, Slade School of Fine Art and Westminster School of Art to further knowledge and understanding of clay as a sculptural material.
During the course of his Fellowship Wine worked with students, developing his own work and engaging with the wider programme at Camden Art Centre. As his Fellowship developed there was also a series of public events, screenings and projects offering visitors to Camden Art Centre the chance to find out more about his work and practice.
”Making things is a strange exercise, there is always a fundamental goal relative to the imagined result. Abandoning this goal is often the key to unlocking something interesting in the creative process. With art it’s almost as if doing things the wrong way retains the identity of the artist within a work. I think it’s this human error, a Chinese whisper that exists in what I do that keeps me involved. The outcome is absolutely never what I set out to do, even when I stick to the rules completely.” – Jesse Wine