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SCG AGM and January Demonstration by Mike Flynn
19 January at 10:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
Mike was born in Germany, and spent some of his early childhood on a farm in Ireland. He initially studied fine art (painting) but turned to ceramics at Cardiff College of Art (1975-78) under Alan Barrett-Danes. His highly distinctive figurative ceramics draw inspiration from such diverse sources as Meissen figurines, expressionist art and the gestural ceramics of Peter Voulkos.
Using a variety of ceramic techniques and materials including raku, terracotta and porcelain, his sculptures explore the dangerous nature of male/female relationships with suggestions of lust, violence, joy and ecstasy.
Michael Flynn is a storyteller. One of those born hoarders of tales from the collective memories of all the cultures in time and space, and the characters that inhabit them. He has rubbed shoulders with real artists and fictional characters through voracious reading; these have been absorbed, mixed and combined through his imagination.
He is a compulsive communicator, inventor, and embroiderer of tales that take us out of the ordinary by reshaping and transforming them into fable. Ceramics is the language in which he constructs and articulates his stories.
Mike has a studio in Cardiff, and spends parts of the year in Poland, Germany or Austria, where he works in artist residencies, teaching and running workshops. His work is exhibited (and sold) world wide. He is author of “Ceramic Figures: A Directory of Artists”, A & C Black, 2002. He received a Creative Wales Award in 2008.
For more images: www.flickr.com/photos/mchaelflynnceramics
The SCG AGM will take place during the lunch break (agenda to follow)
Catering arrangements: Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available on the day. Please bring a contribution to an American Supper style lunch, as well as your own crockery and
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