'The Arrest of Ai Weiwei'
|In 2013 I was commissioned by the Hampstead Theatre to make a reproduction of a Han Dynasty urn which featured in dramatic fashion during a new play by Howard Brenton about the arrest, detention and conviction of Ai Weiwei on allegations of tax evasion in 2012.
While my contribution was considered to be that of a 'traditional' potter, the making process revealed to me the workings of artists who employ artist-makers to realise their concept or vision.
You can read more about this intriguing experience in my blog.
||We made a short video of the making process which Hampstead Theatre put on their website :
A finished piece was auctioned by the theatre.