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Jacqui Chanarin

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Research interests

Jacqui Chanarin is a Ceramicist and Educator. Her practice specialises in the production of limited addition figurines, made by hand in porcelain using a combination of casting and hand modelling techniques. Current research explores the expression of  cultural heritage and identity through costume, particularly traditional garments worn at special events which suggest spiritual values and a celebration of local customs, folklore and traditions. More than ever we are made up of a fusion of different national identities. Like an 'exquisite corpses' cultural mix up but without knowing where one ends and another begins, this jumble of textile folk traditions are a nod to the past and a salute to the future. 

Experimentation in combining intricate textile detailing using porcelain paper-clay on the surface of slip cast figures is ongoing, as is evolving new glazes and developing new skills in painting with enamels.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Royal College of Art

20002002

Royal College of Art

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Porcelain Arts & Humanities
Cultural Identity Arts & Humanities
Folk Tradition Arts & Humanities
Casting Arts & Humanities
Modeling Arts & Humanities
National Identity Arts & Humanities
Fusion Arts & Humanities
Spiritual Values Arts & Humanities