Earth to Earth: Potted Immortality
No artefact is more synonymous with death than the urn. Lars Tharp explores ceramic immortality past, present and future. From August 2009.
Ceramicist Lars Tharp explores our relationship with the funeral urn. He examines both the history and future of the urn with artist Grayson Perry, using readings from Sir Thomas Browne's treatise, Urn Burial. Lars also talks to funeral directors, ceramic experts and visits the British Museum where, he uncovers the urn which inspired Keats to write his poem, Ode on a Grecian Urn.