Welcome back to NewsFile, our round-up of top pots, news-y happenings and current events from the world of contemporary ceramic art and contemporary ceramics. We launch this edition with a sneak peek preview into this year’s Ceramic Art London show opening March 22 through March 24.
Featured image: Yuta Segawa, Miniature pots, thrown glazed porcelain
Ceramic Art London 2019 Preview
The annual design festival is an essential destination for collectors, gallery owners and enthusiasts of ceramics to score contemporary ceramic works at realistic prices. The following is a list of artists’ works available at the upcoming 15th itteration at Central Saint Martins College in King’s Cross, London.
Organized by the Craft Potters Association who have invited over 90 of the best makers from around the world, including from the U.K., Ireland, Germany and Spain and as far afield as South Korea and Japan, the fair this year will shift towards showcasing more work by makers whose practices are deeply rooted in the sculptural.
First time exhibitors to look out for include self-taught Korean ceramist Miho Inagaki, whose textural, wall-based mesh works resemble cracked earth and Paula Bastiaansen, whose translucent porcelain creations have an ethereal fragility about them. Among the returning artists are David Binns, who draws on contemporary architecture and natural forms to create expertly glazed vessels in gorgeous hues of jade, Nuala O’Donovan, whose anemone-like forms are inspired by nature’s irregular beauty and Sewon Minn with her gloriously eccentric designs. Rowena Brown presents her ceramic house sets inspired by abandoned crofters’ cottages in the Hebrides, while the multi-award winning Grainne Watts returns with her sensually shaped and intensely coloured vessels and sculptures.
Prices start at £27 for one of Yuta Segawa’s miniature vases, or £35 for one of Elly Wall’s hand painted pastel cups, to £6.5K for one of Ashraf Hanna’s sublime vessels.
Visitors can also take time out from shopping and meeting the makers to attend the always fascinating ClayTalks series, a dynamic talks series featuring prestigious names from the world of ceramics and beyond, which will feature this year a keynote speech by V&A Director Tristram Hunt and an appearance by celebrated ceramic artist Kate Malone. Past speakers have included Grayson Perry, Keith Brymer Jones and Phoebe Cummings.
In a new event for 2019, visitors will get the chance to witness ceramic firing in an outdoor setting at The Kiln House, a temporary outdoor kiln which will be located at the nearby Skip Garden, the sustainable urban garden adjacent to Central Saint Martins.
Full list of exhibitors: Ashraf Hanna, Justine Allison, Rebecca Appleby, Julie Ayton, Karin Bablok, Paula Bastiaansen, Helen Beard, Peter Beard, Sally Bertram, David Binns, Matthew Blakely, Thomas Bohle, Rowena Brown, Karen Bunting, Willy van Bussel, Ross Campbell, Kyra Cane, Carina Ciscato, Roger Coll Trias, Sophie Cook, Eddie Curtis, Monika Debus, Tjok Dessauvage, Jack Doherty, Nuala O’Donovan, Miche Follano, Lucas Ferreira, Adam Frew, Alison Gautrey, James Hake, Lisa Hammond, Ashraf Hanna, Raewyn Harrison, Barbara Hast, Richard Heeley, John Higgins, Akiko Hirai, Vanessa Hogge, Matthew Horne, Verity Howard, Ashley Howard, Jaroslav Hrustalenko, Miho Inagaki, Ikuko Iwamoto, Ruth King, Kiho Kang, Chris Keenan, Jin Eui Kim, Katharina Klug, Miyu Kurihara, Anna Lambert, Jaejun Lee, Sophie MacCarthy, Juliet Macleod, Kirsty Macrae, Joachim Lambrecht, Wendy Lawrence, Uwe Loellmann, Rhian Malin, Sally MacDonell, Martin Mindermann, Sewon Minn, Sara Moorhouse, Emily Myers, Jeremy Nichols, Harri Nourse, James Oughtibridge, Jongjin Park, Martin Pearce, Richard Phethean, Henry Pim, Jacqui Ramrayka, Duncan Ross, Yuta Segawa, Jill Shaddock, Patricia Shone, Inho Song, Barry Stedman, Anna Silverton, Midori Takaki, Nichola Theakston, Tricia Thom, Jessica Thorn, Alison Tomlin, Hannah Tounsend, Arjan Van Dal, Keith Varney, Elly Wall, Sasha Wardell, Grainne Watts, Annette Welch, Derek Wilson, Paul Wearing, Christiane Wilhelm.
About the CPA: The Craft Potters Association of Great Britain (CPA) was established in 1958, and is the national body representing ceramic artists in the UK. Its aim is to advance and encourage the creation of fine works in ceramics, and to foster and extend the interests of the public in such objects and to promote their value in society. The CPA was founded by a small group of potters as a Friendly Society and now has some 150 Fellows, 200 Professional and 1,000 Associate members, including internationally recognized makers as well as many potters at the start of their careers.
All images courtesy Ceramic Art London, copyright the artist.
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