TEN SOMETHINGS: A series of commissioned pieces to celebrate ten years of graduate talent

TEN SOMETHINGS by Verity Howard and Ella McIntosh, This is Pewter


To celebrate ten years of our Annual MMU Graduate Solo Exhibition, we have brought together two makers to explore the number ten in a series of commissioned pieces entitled ‘Ten Somethings’.

Verity Howard, ceramicist and winner of our 10th MMU award, was invited to collaborate with our resident pewtersmith Ella McIntosh of This Is Pewter, as pewter is an alloy consisting of the metal traditionally given as a gift for a 10th wedding anniversary.

Verity and Ella were challenged to step outside of their usual practices by working in response to one another’s medium. They decided to create five ‘Somethings’ each within a 10-minute time limit, and then swap for the other to develop.

The pieces are on display here at Manchester Craft & Design Centre until October.