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Tim Copsey: Serving Suggestions
Tim Copsey: Serving Suggestions

Wed, 15 May



Tim Copsey: Serving Suggestions

Learn more about the process behind ‘Serving Suggestions’ a body of work by artist Tim Copsey that involves ceramics, performance, film and the landscape of the Peak District.

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Time & Location

15 May 2024, 18:30 – 20:30

London, Townsend Yard, London N6 5JF, UK

About the event

For most potters, a vase getting damaged would mean the end of the piece. However, for Tim Copsey, it’s simply a beginning.

Taking a selection of his recent 'Serving Suggestion' films, artist Tim Copsey will explore why the making of his pots extends beyond the functional / sculptural role that a simple cup, bottle, vase or bowl might ordinarily perform.

By looking at the why and how of the making of both the pots and the films, the artist will discuss how nature and natural settings play such a strong role in his creative process.

“The Pennine landscape and seasons are the backdrop to everything I do. I make pottery that inhabits the border between function and sculpture: in essence vases, bowls, bottles and cups, although these are just ‘Serving Suggestions’. Described as beautifully ugly – I hope the work is playful and sometimes surprising if jarring and ultimately resonant of their materiality and the landscape from which they derive” - Tim Copsey


6pm: Open doors

6:30pm to 7:30 pm: Artist Talk & Q&A

7:30 to 8:30pm: Time to visit the exhibition and gardens and enjoy a complimentary drink

About the artist:

The Peak District Pennine landscape and its seasons are the backdrop to everything Tim Copsey Makes: this is pottery on the border between function and sculpture; in essence vases, bowls, bottles and cups, although these are really just 'Serving Suggestions'.

Works such as the Waterfall pieces are directly Inspired by observing and depicting how water races over and around rocks, glistening and reflective, as direct a reference to pouring as the onomatopoeic ‘tok tok’ of the tokkuri form. Tim finds deep inspiration in Japanese forms and techniques, early experiments in camouflage such as dazzle, Prehistoric ceramic forms and Situationist art.

In addition to being a potter he works with artists and creative organisations as a filmmaker. Which affords him the opportunity to investigate how ceramics and film overlap. “I’m interested in the performative nature of how film can incorporate its subject”, this has resulted in a series of short films called; ‘Serving Suggestions’. Surfaces are built up over multiple firings, often starting in the wood kiln and ending with lustres.


Subsidised Tickets:

We have a few tickets at a subsidised rate. If this workshop is not monetarily accessible to you, please write to us at to avail yourself of a subsidised ticket rate. Subject to availability.

Refund Policy:

These tickets are refundable up to 10 days before the start of the event (5 May) post which they will be non-refundable.

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