'The Arrest of Ai Weiwei'

Ai-with-pot 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.

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