Textured Time

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.
Original object: 
Screen Shot 2016-02-23 at 19.31.53
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.


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