This weekend saw the Ceramic Art London 2012 exhibition at RCA and what a treat it was. A real mixed bag- row after row of pots, it wasn’t. Small, big, squat, skinny, round, short, flat, pale, bold, shy and multi-coloured, everything was covered. No fewer than 77 stands of contemporary ceramics, both artists from all over the Britain Isles, near and far, and international artists from Germany, Holland and Turkey, exhibited their work. There were old favourites such as Kate Schuricht, Tanya Gomez and Lara Scobie and new names (to me) Valéria Nascimento and Jin Eui Kim amongst others. I like ceramics a lot even though personally, I can’t abide the sensation of wet clay drying on my hands (it makes my skin hot and itchy). So, I’m happy to leave it to others, especially when they can produce beautiful pieces of work such as these. Here are some of my favourites.
1.) patchwork hare, 55 x 40 x 23cm, Susan O’Byrne, 2.) Untitled, 2011, 30.8 x 30.8 x 7.5cm, Jin Eui Kim, 3.) black to white Hibiscus installation, Valéria Nascimento, 4.) Origami ceramics, 2012, Namiko Murakoshi, 5.) untitled, Derek Wilson, 6.) Remnants 3, Lesley Risby, 7.) Cilinder, Willy Van Bussel, 8.) Elemental Series Ceramic Wall Panels, 10 pieces 25 x 25cm each, Clare Crouchman, 9.) Vary Flow porcelain, wall-mounted, Fenella Elms
If any of the items tickle your fancy, please contact the artist directly for prices.