I am delighted to have been invited to speak at ScanCeram2018 at Tolne Skov Pavilion in Denmark.
“One of Europe’s Outstanding Little Ceramic Conferences”
I will be presenting my architectural ceramics practice focusing on the various aspects of my work and how they coalesce in my ongoing project The Ceramic House. There will be a mix of presenters from around the world giving lectures and demonstrations as well as exhibitions, events and an auction. The conference hosts run Tolne Gjæstgivergaard, a ceramic retreat centre in the very north of Jutland, Denmark. It promises to be a wonderful experience!
The dates for…
Selfheal Roundel, Shetland Flora
I am delighted that I was invited to participate in the 18th Kohila Symposium which took place in Kohila Village, Estonia this summer.
The international wood fired ceramics symposium is an annual event which aims to encourage an international exchange in the field of ceramics as well as enhancing appreciation and understanding of wood firing. We were a group of 9 artists from all over the world and together with the team of staff and assistants, it was a richly rewarding sharing experience for everyone involved. I feel blessed to have spent this time with such a…
I am delighted to announce that I will be exhibiting at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Plant & Art Fair this year which takes place in London in July. I will showing my Botanical Structures and Shetland Flora alongside international artists showcasing the very best of botanical art and photography.
10 July 2018 (Late)
11 July 2018
12 July 2018
RHS Lindley Hall, SW1P 2QW and RHS Lawrence Hall SW1P 2QD
Tickets available here
Danish Summer Garden, Kay Aplin, Porcelain, show box, mixed media, 2018
I am currently exhibiting in The Shoe Box Show, an exhibition of 40 artists invited to make a piece of artwork that fits inside a shoebox for a touring show that has just opened in The Apple House Gallery, Guldagergård, Skælskør, Denmark. It will remain there until the autumn and then go on tour. Details including dates and venues to come. Guldagergård website.
For this piece, I worked with a mould I originally designed whilst in residence at Guldagergård in 2013 – my spiral design, which formed part…
I am delighted to have been invited to speak at the Restating Clay Conference at COCA, Centre for Ceramic Art in York Art Gallery, which took place 19-20 March 2018. The conference aimed to investigate: Making, learning, communicating and collecting contemporary studio ceramics.
I was selected to resent in the INVESTIGATE / REFLECT / EXHIBIT category and I gave a presentation entitled The Ceramic House: Curating the Domestic Space.
My presentation abstract:
“Using an artist’s house as a case study, the paper will consider the problems and opportunities offered by curating contemporary ceramics exhibitions in domestic spaces.
It will explore the…
Wook Jae Maeng
A short documentary film following the progress over the course of a year of the Ceramic House cross cultural project between the UK and Korea. This follows on from ceramist Kay Aplin and sound artist Joseph Young’s 2016 Landscape : Islands project, focusing on ceramic and sound art collaborative practice.
Kay Aplin, Botanical Structures III
I am delighted to announce that I will be showing an installation of my Botanical Structures series at Artrooms Fair, a curated International Contemporary Art Fair which takes place at Meliã White House, next to the south east of The Regent’s Park, with the entrance off Albany Street. Artrooms website here.
Dates: 20-22 January 2018
20th & 21st January 12-7pm
22nd January 10am-2pm
Meliã White House, Albany St, London NW1 3UP Google Map
Botanical Structures, Three Stemmed Flower Head, Soda wood fired porcelain
Botanical Structures ,Spikey plant,
Soda wood fired porcelain…
Pavilion, Kay Aplin, Glazed Porcelain. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes
I am delighted to announce that the year-long Made in Korea project is reaching its conclusion – in Seoul, when I travelled for a research trip exactly one year ago.
Presenting Pavilion (Deconstructed) by Kay Aplin, the launch of Celadonaphonic, a GPS triggered sound walk, a concert including live performances of sound artists involved in Celadonaphonic, and the premiere of a documentary film about the Made in Korea project.
Mullae Arts Factory
Exhibition opening: Pocket Gallery, Kay Aplin’s Pavilion (Deconstructed) 4-6pm
Concert/Film Screening, Auditorium 6-7.30 (tickets on the door)
The next phase of 2017’s Made in Korea project is about to begin. I am delighted to announce that we will be participating in the fifth iteration of British Ceramics Biennial in Spode Works, Stoke-on-Trent, opening on 23rd September and continuing until 5th November.
Made in Korea is a cultural exchange between the UK and Korea evolving throughout 2017 in Brighton, London, Stoke-on-Trent and Seoul, part of the UK-Korea Cultural Season 2017-18 supported by the British Council. With 20 artists from Korea, 5 from the UK, and encompassing 4 exhibitions, 4 concerts, an international residency, and the launch of a…
Made in Korea, Sladmore Contemporary, Myung Nam An, Eyes
I am thrilled that, for the first time, a Ceramic House exhibition transfers to Sladmore Contemporary, a validation of a seven-year journey curating shows at The Ceramic House, and an exciting new step for developing projects outside of the domestic arena.
Made in Korea is at leading Mayfair Gallery, Sladmore Contemporary, 32 Bruton Place, London WJ1 6NW from July 12th, – 28th July.
The show Made in Korea is part of a wider cultural exchange between the UK and Korea evolving throughout 2017 in Brighton, London, Stoke-on-Trent and Seoul. With 20 artists from…