Keith Harrison challenges preconceptions about the use and practice of ceramics. He is interested in the physical transformation of clay from a raw state, and the transformative qualities of sound. Using technology and sound in live public experiments, he attempts to permanently change the properties of clay or to produce a sensory alteration such as the generation of sound or an aroma.
Ceramics Resident at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, from October 2012 to March 2013, Harrison developed a series of temporary installations and performances responding to the Museum’s ceramics collection, titled Disruptions. Harrison has also realised large-scale works for public galleries and museums including the Jerwood Space and Camden Arts Centre, London, and mima, Middlesbrough