Making Conversation: Forest + Found and Tanya Harrod

Artist-duo Forest + Found discuss their installation, The Subjective Element with writer and independent design historian, Tanya Harrod. Tanya is one of the selectors for Jerwood Makers Open 2019.

Making Conversation is a series of discussion events programmed for Jerwood Makers Open 2019 and developed in collaboration with the artists. This intimate series of conversations provide insight into the ideas and processes behind the works in the exhibition.

About the Guest Speaker

Tanya Harrod is the author of The Crafts in Britain in the Twentieth Century (Yale University Press 1999). She contributes regularly to The Burlington Magazine, The Guardian, Crafts, The Spectator and The Times Literary Supplement. She is a member of the International Association of Art Critics, of the London-based Critic’s Circle and of the Art Workers Guild. In 1999 she was given a Ceramics Arts Foundation Award for distinguished service to the Ceramic Arts. With Glenn Adamson and Edward S. Cooke she is the editor of The Journal of Modern Craft. The Last Sane Man: Michael Cardew, modern pots, colonialism and the counterculture (2012) has won the 2012 James Tait Black Prize for biography. Her most recent books are The Real Thing: essays on making in the modern world (2015), Leonard Rosoman (2016) and Craft, Whitechapel Gallery 2018 (part of the series Documents of Contemporary Art).

About the artist

Forest + Found formed in 2014, and are a London-based partnership between Max Bainbridge (b. 1991, London) and Abigail Booth (b. 1991, London). Max Bainbridge graduated in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art in 2013, where he specialised in photography and sculpture. Abigail Booth graduated in Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art in 2010, the San Francisco Art Institute in 2012 and Chelsea College of Art in 2013, where she specialised in painting and sculpture. Selected solo exhibitions include: Walking the Line, Oriel Myrddin, Camarthen (2019) and Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin (2018); Outland, Egg, London (2018). Selected group exhibitions include: Levelling Traditions, Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton (2018), Collect Open, Saatchi Gallery, London (2018). They screened their film Unearthed at Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford after being Artists in Residence in 2017. In 2018 they were selected to participate in the London Creative Network and in 2017 to participate in Hothouse, the Crafts Council’s Talent Development Programme. forest-and-found.com