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Brief Published: 18 Jul 2011

Monument by Clare Twomey


Thousands of shards of household crockery and antique ceramic tiles cascade down from the ceiling of the Zuiderzee Museum in Amsterdam in a large-scale installation by British ceramicist Clare Twomey. Seen by Stylus last week, the sculptural intervention penetrates the wall of the building through the floor from the outside inwards.

Titled Monument, the installation is inspired by a monumental pitcher pile Twomey witnessed at a tile factory in Stoke-on-Trent. The broken vessels she observed were due to be ground back down to dust, and used to reconstitute raw clay body to be re-used by the factory.

Zuiderzee Museum