Artist: Grace Holliday Grace is a London based illustrator/mark maker. Sense of place, ephemeral existence and tactile narratives are regular themes found within her projects. Her practice explores detailed drawing techniques to create hand-made works of either archival or narrative quality. With a particular emphasis on process and pens, the way that she makes is intense, often playing with a tension between chance and perseverance to construct marks that leave behind a physical trace of the tools application. Grace received a BA in Graphic Arts from Winchester School of Art before graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2015 with an MA in Visual Communication, with Distinction. www.graceholliday.com
Original object: Tin-glazed earthenware,England,C17th, Museum of London, A14639, Image © Museum of London
Researcher: Sophie Cope Sophie is a PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham. She graduated from the Royal College of Art/Victoria & Albert Museum with an MA in the History of Design in 2014. Sophie’s research looks at popular ideas of time in early modern England, and how these ideas were expressed in material and visual culture. Her research focuses around the central question ‘Why were so many objects inscribed with markers of time in the seventeenth century and how were these dates understood?’ In particular, it focuses on a body of neglected objects; a range of domestic and public wares in some way inscribed with dates, often just the year, which would be painted, carved or moulded onto an object. The tin- glazed earthenware plate is one such example.