Neil’s artistic research examines the manufacturing histories of North Staffordshire’s ceramic industry, and the effects globalisation has had upon people, place and traditional skills in recent decades. His reactivation of associated post-industrial spaces and endangered industrial crafts has achieved impact internationally via cross-cultural exchange and curated trans-disciplinary collaborative projects.
Neil also holds a Professorial position at University of Bergen.
Professional memberships and activities
- Appointed Trustee - Spode Museum Trust (2015 - present)
- Charter Member Fu Le International Ceramic Art Museums, China (2008 - present)
- Sculpture, installation
- Site-specific projects
- Curatorial practice
- Clay and ceramic material knowledge and process
- Industrial plaster model and mould making