Project Description

Winner of the 2019 British Ceramics Biennial headlining exhibition AWARD, this stunning project is a touching personal story about Vicky’s dad’s life.

Created by Vicky Lindo and Bill Brookes, both from Bideford. The Dead Dad Book is a collection of ceramics inspired by a diary kept by Vicky’s mum and sisters about the journey they took to
Ireland to visit their dad’s grave and find out what had happened to him in the years he’d been missing.

Speaking about the story behind the exhibition, Vicky Lindo says:

‘My dad died when I was 16 years old, not that I or my family knew anything about it. We had not heard from him in years, one day he had just disappeared and we never saw him again. Seven years after his death my eldest sister discovered where he had been.
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to show the Dead Dad Book at the Burton. The RJ Lloyd collection inspired me to start making ceramics and now with the help of my partner Bill we make ceramics all the time. What better place to show these pots, in a place that I know so well that has had and continues to inspire the work we create.’