Clare Wood to head ceramics biennial

Clare Wood, chief executive of Re-Form Heritage, is to be CEO and artistic director of the British Ceramics Biennial, based in Stoke-on-Trent.

She takes over in August, a month before the seventh edition of the festival opens in September.

During her time at Re-Form Heritage Wood worked closely on the campaign to reinstate bell founding to the famous Whitechapel Bell Foundry site and has been instrumental in the transformation of a terrace of former pottery workers’ houses in Stoke-on-Trent to create a new heritage attraction.

“The rich heritage of the Potteries and the work of leading contemporary artists offers brilliant inspiration for encouraging people to discuss, experience and create with clay” she said. “It is a real honour to build upon Barney Hare Duke’s innovating work and I look forward to being part of the British Ceramics Biennial team to develop both the festival and the year-round programme of activity throughout Stoke-on-Trent.”

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