Graduate Student Symposium Keynote Lecture | Prime Objects: Digital Clay and Its Modernist Origins


Jenni Sorkin (Yale PhD 2010), Associate Professor, History of Art & Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara, considers the gendered history of American ceramist Adelaide Alsop Robineau’s famed, labor intensive Scarab Vase (1910) as an unlikely precursor—one hundred years later—to digitally printed clay, utilized today by ceramists working in the 2010s.

For more information, visit Graduate Student Symposium | Long Shadows: Tradition, Influence, and Persistence in Modern Craft.

Recorded on location:
Yale Center for British Art
Lecture Hall
1080 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Image credit: Jennifer Lee, hand-built pots in the studio (1993, 1991, 2008), Collection of the artist, London, photograph by Jon Stokes, © Jennifer Lee 

Friday, November 10, 2017