Prof Moira Vincentelli
MA (Edinburgh) Dip Hist Art (Edinburgh)
Women and Ceramics: Gendered Vessels (MUP, 2000) and Women Potters: Transforming Traditions (A&C Black, 2003), as well as her work developing the Ceramics Collection and Archive, have established Vincentelli at the forefront of contemporary studies in ceramics. External research collaborations are key to her work. Through a symposium in 2007 and an exhibition in 2008 at Carelton College and Northern Clay Centre, Minneapolis, Vincentelli has developed an international network of scholars writing about traditional ceramics and their transformations and adaptations in the contemporary world. She has curated several national touring exhibitions of ceramics including Sankofa: Ceramic Tales from Africa (2006) and regularly develops exhibitions, websites and educational projects in relation to the Ceramic Collection and Archive, some of which draw on postgraduate projects and research: most recently A Sense of Affinity (2009) and Gathered World (2010).
Vincentelli is a founding member of the National Centre for Ceramics in Wales, a research collaboration with UWIC (Cardiff) which has joint PhD students and organizes conferences and exhibitions. She is on the Editorial Board of Interpreting Ceramics, has edited Issue 10 (2008) on World Ceramics and is a long-serving Member of the Organising Committee of the International Ceramics Festival. Following an AHRC-funded project she is currently preparing a book on Ceramics in Wales, a Gendered Perspective.
Teaching and research supervision covers European art history 19th century to the present, contemporary and traditional ceramics, gender and identity in art, craft, and design.