Chun Liao is a Taiwan-born artist who studied ceramics and glass at the Royal College of Art in London. Her work has been collected by the Crafts Council, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Museum of Art and Design in New York. She states that her vessels— which appear similar but with slight variations— try to achieve “an intermingling of glaze and clay body” and that they “express the moment of spontaneity of the material and of the time.”
Her most recent show Stories Cannot Be Told was at the Marsden Woo Gallery in London from June 17 to July 17.
The blue and white thrown vessels on display were called “highly emotive” by the gallery. They relate autobiographical stories, the specifics of which are known only to the artist. They are presented in an open-ended fashion, leaving interpretation up to the viewer.
From the gallery:
“Delicate they may be, there is resilience and emerging strength within Liao’s ceramic forms that is heightened in the atmosphere conjured by the contrasting cobalt and icy-white glazes, the differing facets of each vessel, as well as her restrained use of gold and silver.
“This poignant series of work illustrates the artist’s profound connection to her practice and deeply felt understanding of human nature.”
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