Catherine Thom: From Music to Clay – A Spiritual Journey through the Meeting of East and West in Ceramics
This talk explores the meeting of East and West in Studio Ceramics, fostered largely through Bernard Leach (1887-1979): artist potter, natural philosopher, and spiritual seeker. His influence on Western ceramic thought has been immense. The interrelationship of East and West in Studio Ceramics has continued ever since.
I would like to explore some ceramic forms in both East and West which reveal that heritage of interaction, and the communication through and with these forms of the spiritual & contemplative experiences of both Eastern and Western approaches, comparing this with my involvement in music as a concert classical guitarist.