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Research impact in relation to my ceramic art practice

Harman, W.H (2017) Research impact in relation to my ceramic art practice. In: Bath Spa University Early Stage Researcher Conference: Impact, 8 June 2017, Bath Spa University, Corsham, UK.

Abstract

My project investigates the concept of ‘in-betweenness’ and uses a range of research methods including fieldwork and oral history interviews in Taiwan and practice-led work in ceramics. My principle research question is: as a woman living in-between two culture, how can I develop my studio practice as a way of negotiating and constructing my cultural identity? My original contribution on research is exploring cross-cultural identity through ceramic practice. Living away from my homeland gives me a clearer perspective of the culture in which I grew up, as well as an ‘outsider’s ’ perspective of British culture. The cross-cultural experience provides a platform from which I can address the questions of who I am and how I might express and communicate my situation. My ceramic practice has a strong social and personal impact relevant to cultural and personal values. This project develops the ideas of practice as a form of research, it widens awareness and proposes new ways for ceramicists to explore the experience of being ‘in-betweens’ to develop cultural identity through clay.

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Divisions: Bath School of Art and Design
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