Kay Aplin and Joseph Young

Kay Aplin is an architectural ceramist, creating site-specific commissions for the public realm and large-scale tiled installations for exhibitions. Her work responds to place and her process often involves using a microscope to magnify hidden forms in nature. Exhibitions include Kogei Triennial Kanazawa, Japan, European Ceramic Context, Denmark, British Ceramics Biennial and Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London.

Joseph Young is an artist working in sound, performance and installation. His practice explores the hidden semiotics of the global soundscape and investigates notions of critical heritage from a sonic perspective. Joseph has performed and exhibited in the UK at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Victoria & Albert Museum and internationally in New York, Seoul and Berlin. Joseph’s sound trail The Ancestors is live at Killruddery House, Ireland and he is working with Mermaid Arts Centre and Farpoint Recordings to produce a publication and vinyl album to accompany the work in Spring 2024. The Ancestors was produced as part of a practice-based PhD at SMARTlab UCD, supported by Irish Research Council.

In 2011, Kay founded The Ceramic House, an award-winning artist-led project space, residency and gallery. Since 2016, Kay has been collaborating with Joseph to form a unique curatorial team investigating the intersections between ceramic and sound art practice. They work in partnership with galleries, museums, festivals and heritage sites to produce ambitious multi-faceted projects incorporating exhibitions, residencies, films, publications and performances which extend their reach beyond The Ceramic House and out towards a wider international artistic community, including Made in Korea (2017) and Interbeing (2020-21) with China and Hong Kong. Their residency at Interface is part of their latest project Edges investigating collaborative practice in Ireland, Estonia and the UK.