This Smooth Weight Holds and Gluts: Fionn Duffy

Sat 19 Aug – Sat 23 Sept

Based on the outputs of an RSA Residency in 2022, this installation of ceramics, originated in Fionn’s investigations into Barvas Ware, a pottery made in Lewis at the turn of the 20th Century and brings together sculpture, video and text.  Between residencies with An Lanntair and Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Fionn has drawn from research into early uses of clay and milk from across Scotland, inspired by the female potters of Barvas.

Playing with modes of display associated with archives and the domestic, Fionn dissects cultural and social signifiers associated with the decorative arts, considering the cycles of mimicry and historic techniques used by the makers of Barvas Ware as a canny extrapolation of a romanticised past which resists categorisation.