Dixon, Steve and Magee, Johnny
The Original Spode Factory Site

Stoke-on-Trent has a long history of flower making as an important part of its ceramic heritage. As part of the commemoration of the war 1914-18 the Potteries has an important story to tell.

This exhibition proposal for BCB 2015 has grown out of a WW1 research project that ceramic artist Steve Dixon in collaboration with film maker/photographer Johnny Magee were commissioned to undertake by the Staffordshire Great War Museum Consortium.

The commission resulted in a small exhibition Resonance, which is touring to each museum within the consortium. Resonance was developed in collaboration with the Staffordshire Great War Museum Consortium, as an artistic response to their collections of First World War artefacts, documents and archive material. Collectively, the works looked at the ways in which the Great War affected the people of Staffordshire, examining themes of absence, loss and shared humanity, and considered how these themes resonate with the material objects found in the collections.