Hoult’s Yard was once home to Maling pottery, claimed to be the ‘world’s biggest’ during the Victorian era. Hundreds of patterns were designed and made using the Transferware technique, where unfired ceramics were printed with tissue paper transfers taken from engraved copper plates. My work uses these materials to respond to the building as it stands today.
A tool for navigation, maps also capture a place and hold history within their boundaries. They form a bridge between the past and present, allowing you to travel across an area and through the story of it. My map tells the tale of the treacherous rocks known as the ‘Black Middens’, thrown into the Tyne by the Devil.