Workplace Foundation is delighted to present The Taste of this History: a Church in my Mouth a solo exhibition of new and existing works by Emily Hesse.
Emily Hesse was born in Middlesbrough in 1980 and lives and works in the Tees Valley. She studied at Durham University and has an MA in ceramics from Sunderland University. Her work was recently featured in Vitamin C : Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art published by Phaidon. Recent group exhibitions include The Everyday Political curated by George Vasey for CGP, London and The Ideal Home Show at MIMA, Middlesbrough. Hesse was co-founder and producer of New Linthorpe, part of Localism at MIMA in Middlesbrough in 2015, a Teesside-based exploration of contemporary and collaborative production that took a cue from the nineteen century Linthorpe Pottery, and used clay dug from the same Middlesbrough seam. Hesse self-published her autobiography Black Birds Born from Invisible Stars in July 2018.