URBAN POTTERS, MILLIKEN, SEPTEMBER 2017
As part of a wider project, Milliken invited me to be "in conversation with" Monocle24's Josh Fehnert on the subject of my latest book, Urban Potters. Josh grilled me for 45 minutes on the themes raised within the book, which explores the contemporary ceramics movement in six cities around the world – London, New York, São Paulo, Sydney, Copenhagen and Tokyo. We talked about the heritage of ceramics in each of those cities, what's driving the contemporary revival of studio pottery in urban environments, and finally the research methods I employed in putting the book together. Members of the audience then had the chance to ask questions before I did a book signing, and then raised a glass in celebration. "We all thought the launch event was perfect," said Lucie Parkin, PR for Milliken.