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The Brick Factory is a collective of four artists. Individually, our practices span the disciplines of curating, writing, historical research, ceramics, sculpture, installation, video, and performance art. Together we collaborate to create original performances and reenactments of historical performance art works, using clay as a primary material and/or theme. The group was formed in the summer of 2011 during Actions + Material, a residency at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. This residency brought together artists with an interest in the practice and theory surrounding the use of performance in conjunction with traditional craft media. A shared interest in ceramics and performance art prompted collaborations throughout the residency, which eventually led to the formation of The Brick Factory.

Clay Apron Imponderabilia (after Abramovic), 2011

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The Brick Factory

Learning to Love Ceramics More (after July and Fletcher), 2011

Assignment cards were given out NCECA 2012 in Seattle.  We welcome submissions from the internet as well.

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Collected assignment cards from The Brick Factory's take on Learning to Love You More with their version Learning to Love Ceramics More (after July and Fletcher), 2011
Assignment cards were given out NCECA 2012 in Seattle.  Submissions from the internet are welcome as well.

Collected assignment cards from The Brick Factory's take on Learning to Love You More with their version Learning to Love Ceramics More (after July and Fletcher), 2011

Assignment cards were given out NCECA 2012 in Seattle.  Submissions from the internet are welcome as well.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!

We are busy sorting through all of our photos and materials and working to post documentation from NCECA soon! In the mean time, The Brick Factory would like to acknowledge all the generous help and support we received to make our time in the Project Space possible.

Our sincere thanks to:
NCECA
Marianne McGrath
Jeffrey Mitchell and Linda Ganstrom
Pottery Northwest
Clay Art Center
Bellevue Art Museum
Ester Fajzi
Liz Didonna
Repetitive Play
Chad Gunderson
All the folks who participated, documented, chatted, and joined in!

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The Brick Factory, Glazing Demo at NCECA’s Project Space, Seattle 2012

The Brick Factory, Glazing Demo at NCECA’s Project Space, Seattle 2012

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More photos from the Pot Head Portrait Studio will be available in the coming days….

More photos from the Pot Head Portrait Studio will be available in the coming days….

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visitor submitted photo.  Thank you Sheri!

visitor submitted photo.  Thank you Sheri!

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Setting up at NCECA’s Project Space.  Stop by this week and join us.

Setting up at NCECA’s Project Space.  Stop by this week and join us.

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Shoot Piece (after Burden), 2011 from pppots on Vimeo.

Shoot Piece (after Burden), 2011
The Brick Factory
originally (re)performed as part of Action+Materials at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, August 2011

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