Last weekend wrapped up Ceramic Art London, an art fair that showcased contemporary studio ceramics at the Royal College of Art. The fair presented works from more than 80 artists from across the world.
Above image: Chris Keenan, Celadon and tenmoku double-bashed bud pots, 2014, 12.5 cm height. The artist states: There are few places that offer me greater satisfaction than being at the wheel, throwing or turning. My work and knowledge of clay occupy a fairly narrow band of the extremely broad ceramic spectrum but that band does go deep. I have only ever used porcelain and, for the most part, only two glazes. I largely make work in small batches and for these, repetition is key. However, the word “repetition” belies the reality that each piece represents a separate examination of the form in question and is a nuanced response to a previous incarnation.
The college described the pieces as “exciting and challenging,” pitching the event as an opportunity for people to buy directly from makers and for gallery owners and collectors to scout new talent.
Below are some of our selections from the event accompanied by descriptions of the artists. Keep an eye out for some of these people at a later date!
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