Sharon Blakey

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Sharon Blakey is Senior Lecturer in Three Dimensional Design at Manchester School of Art, where she teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate provision. She is also a practising ceramicist and exhibits her work in the UK and abroad. Her research and practice interrogates the relationship between people and ‘things’, whether through physical traces of use on everyday objects or the layered narratives and values they possess. Her research into the Mary Greg Collection of Handicrafts of Bygone Times has resulted in a number of publications, including exhibitions, academic papers and a book chapter for Collaboration through craft (Bloomsbury 2013), co-authored with Liz Mitchell. She is currently researching the dispersal of the Thomas Bateman Collection of Antiquities and Miscellaneous Objects, sold at auction in 1893.