Ceramics have played an increasingly important role in McLean's practice, which has been in an almost constant state of invention and re-invention, to date encompassing performance, sculpture, installation, public art, painting, printmaking, drawing, photography and film. The works in the current exhibition were originally made for the Set in Stoke project for the British Ceramics Biennial in 2015, but this is the first time such a large group of McLean's ceramics have been shown; en masse, the results are powerful, fluid and painterly. In addition, McLean will also show an example of his 'tile art' for which he worked with industrial processes and materials supplied by Johnson Tiles. Like his plates, McLean's tiles incorporate painted abstract and figurative shapes and lines using a restricted palette of seven colours. Each exhibited piece is unique.