Artist: Xanthe Maggs

Small wet clay models placed on a map.

In:Site 2019
3D Design and Craft, Ceramics
University of Brighton

Xanthe is a ceramic artist from South London.

Watch Xanthe’s video to find more about their In:Site commission and read an extract from the blog below.

Xanthe went to the University of Brighton, graduating in 3D Design and Craft, Ceramics. Xanthe went especially to the Lickey Hills to dig local clay to use at In:Site festival. On a large map of the city centre of Birmingham, the public were invited to use the local clay to create personal objects relating to their experiences of living, or visiting, the city of Birmingham.

There were representations of books, food, cars as well as office buildings, architecture and even a cat!

Follow Xanthe on Instagram to see more of her work: @xanthe_maggs

A small wet clay model of the Mailbox building.
Xanthe at the workshop table.
Two tiny clay hands.

Since In:Site 2019

Xanthe continues to practice as an ceramic artist. You can see their latest work on instagram.

Celebrating 10 years of In:Site

To celebrate 10 years of In:Site we selected 10 makers from the archive to feature on our new online space for the project. You can still view all of the makers from 2012-2021 in the blog archive.

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