A show of hand-built ceramics, curated by Leonie Mir, as part of London Craft Week 2021. Some of my highlights …
001 Sophie von Hellermann
Working with clay in a way that feels close to drawing.
002 Tancredi di Carcaci
A soulful figure swaddled in scallop shells. For some reason makes me think of the nursery rhyme:
Mary, Mary, quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockleshells
And pretty maids all in a row.
003 Woodland figures
Reminds me of the green man in British folklore.
The milky white glaze over the dark clay is very effective.
004 The Sun and Moon
The inky black glaze contrasted brilliantly with the dry matt heat of the sun. Fantastic bulbous form.
Almost collage like use of clay. Strangely like toppings laid on a pizza.
005 Ruan Hoffman
A glorious palette of plates. Mottled and irregular, hiding messages within. Delicious!
006 Tommaso Corvi-Mora
Anthropomorphic containers. Seemingly alive, echoes of discarded packaging transformed.