Made in Korea

Made in Korea is a cultural exchange between the UK and Korea evolving throughout 2017 in Brighton, Min Soo Lee, Cylinders, porcelain, stain, 2016 London, Stoke-on-Trent and Seoul. Involving 20 artists from Korea, 5 from the UK, and encompassing 4 exhibitions, 4 concerts, and the launch of a unique audio guide, Made in Korea is seventh and most ambitious project at The Ceramic House to date. Following a research trip to Korea in 2016, Kay Aplin will curate an exhibition of Korean ceramics at The Ceramic House in May, which transfers to London gallery, Sladmore Contemporary in July. Two Korean…
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Charleston Exhibition and Workshops this summer

I will be exhibiting a selection of my Botanical Structures and Shetland Flora at Charleston this summer. I am thrilled to be one of the first to show as part of Charleston’s new exhibition programme in the very popular cafe. The work will be for sale so whilst you treat yourself to a delicious lunch after looking round the wonderful Charleston farmhouse and ever-scented garden, you could grab a bespoke piece of ceramic artwork! Each piece is unique and  mounted on perspex with stylish fixings that are simple to attach to a wall. Suitable for indoor or outdoor display. Exhibition dates 3rd…
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Taylor Wimpey public art commission

I spent the first week of the year covering a lot of miles driving around the of Buckinghamshire,  Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire researching my current public art commission counties for Taylor Wimpey. The site for the artwork is the new Taylor Wimpey housing development on Land off Bedford Road in Houghton Regis. This is a large greenfield site where several thousand houses will be constructed over the next 5 years. The Chiltern Way, a national walking route, goes through the site, and the Icknield Way, the most ancient route in Britain, runs very close by. Therefore I have chosen these two…
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New Gateway Commission, Devon

New Gateway Commission, Devon I was commissioned to create a bespoke gateway for a private home in Devon. The gateposts were designed especially to receive the ceramics. The brief was to design something botanical that gives the impression of the ceramics growing on the wall, which reflects the gorgeous, luscious, impressive garden within the gateway. The ceramic consists of columns of tiles set into recesses in the angled walls on either side of a gate and  a ‘vine’ of ceramic leaves and features that curls along the top of the wall and pillars. Dimensions: columns 2.5m high, angled walls 2.5…
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Made in Korea Project Blog

Blog address : https://www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/made-in-korea Made in Korea is an exhibition and residency programme for Korean ceramists in 2017, hosted by The Ceramic House. The exhibition then tours to Sladmore Contemporary. I received an AIDF grant from the Arts Council to travel to Korea to research the project and a new body of my own work that will provide the context for Made in Korea. Made in Korea has been in the planning since 2014, when I met Kyung Won Baek, a young Korean ceramist, on a residency at Guldagergaard International Research Centre in Denmark. Based in South Korea, she has…
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In A Shetland Landscape exhibition, In Camera at The Ceramic House

In A Shetland Landscape transfers to the new gallery In Camera at The Ceramic House, 75 Stanmer Villas, Brighton BN1 7HN following a successful debut at Shetland Museum and Archives April-June 2016 Joseph Young (sound) and Kay Aplin (ceramics) Opening event 2nd September 6-9pm. Open by appointment until 18th September. Performances at 8pm by Felicity Ford (AKA Knitsonic) of her work relating to the Shetland wool industry and Cathy Lane will perform her Hebrides Suite plus a special performance of Shetland sounds by Joseph Young. Please contact Kay Aplin kay@theceramichouse.co.uk 07803161313 A collaboration between ceramist Kay Aplin and sound artist…
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Landscape : Islands International Residency Exhibition

Exhibition open 11am-5pm, 2nd-25th September, Wednesday- Sunday South Gallery, Phoenix Brighton, 10-14 Waterloo Place, Brighton BN2 9NB. Opening reception 1st September 6-8pm. Sound art performances around 8pm by Joseph Young, Mike Blow and Iris Garrelfs. Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir  (Iceland) and Iris Garrelfs (UK/Germany) Anne Lykke (Denmark) and Mike Blow (UK) Throughout August 2016, The Ceramic House has been hosting our first ever residency programme for new collaborations between two pairs of ceramic and sound artists curated by myself and sound artist and Joseph Young. This is part of our collaborative project Landscape : Islands taking place throughout 2016 involving multiple exhibitions,…
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Grow London

A garden/lifestyle show at Hampstead Heath, London Garden party preview 6-9pm, 23rd June, Open 11am-6pm, 24 – 26 June 2016 Kay Aplin will be exhibiting her Botanical Structures series and presenting her new Shetland flora series at the contemporary garden & lifestyle fair in Hampstead Heath, London on Stand B15. Come and say hello! http://growlondon.com
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In Transit Festival, Kensington and Chelsea

In Transit commissioned me to run a series of clay workshops with local residents in the Portobello Pavilion, a radical temporary structure in Powis Square housing free workshops for all ages which celebrate a rich history of community engagement. The Portobello Pavilion is a unique, imaginative pop-up structure.  Its ten-day programme of creative activities encourages dialogue on key issues in planning, regeneration, social housing, and urban green space. My workshops, called Clay Houses, are devised to engage people and provoke thought and discussion about urban planning and housing. Sessions: Friday 17th June, Monday 20th June, 1-5pm Come along and make…
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