‘Tradition and Innovation: Five Decades of Harrow Ceramics’ is the current exhibition that’s showing at the Contemporary Applied Arts gallery in the centre of London. It’s a bitter sweet exhibition because it’s the end of an era. Five decades of ceramic prowess nurtured and encouraged at the Harrow Ceramics course is being celebrated in this last ever show which sees the closure of the course. The Harrow Studio Pottery Course recently became the BA Ceramics as part of the University of Westminster, but sadly is no more. The show is a look at recent work from current and past students and tutors of the course. There is a nice mix of materials, not just ceramics and porcelain, as true as the nature of art, the students and tutors have grown organically as has their work and the materials that they work with. There is paper, plastic, metal and wood in all forms and shapes, recognisable and otherwise. Some of my favourites are pictured above. On until the 9th June 2012. Admission free. If you’re in the big city, why not drop in for a spot of tranquility and ceramic art? Why not, indeed.
Contemporary Applied Arts: 2 Percy Street, London, W1T 1DD. Telephone: 020 7436 2344
From left to right, top to bottom: Lawrence Epps, Daniel Smith, Caterina Fadda of FaddaSantos, Sue Goldschmidt, Prue Venables, Richard Slee, Marie T. Hermann, Sylvain Thirouin.
images by Atticus and Finch using Instagram, with thanks to CAA for letting me photograph the exhibition.