Interbeing

Interbeing / 互即互 See link on The Ceramic House website to Interbeing subsite  An exploration of collaborative ceramic and sound art practice in Britain and China Interbeing is our most ambitious project to date, a China-UK ceramics and sound collaborative project taking place throughout 2021, funded by Arts Council England. It explores cultural exchange between two different making cultures, the UK and China, through two different disciplines, ceramics and sound art. The concept of ‘Interbeing’ comes from the Heart Sutra, a Buddhist text, showing how everything in the material world is intimately connected. “If you are a poet, you will see…
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Emptiness is Form opens 27th May. Opening hours and vernissage details

The Ceramic House presents Emptiness is Form, the first event in INTERBEING, an exploration of collaborative ceramic and sound art practice in Britain and China taking place throughout 2021. Links on The Ceramic House website for Interbeing subsite  and Emptiness is Form EMPTINESS IS FORM An exhibition of Chinese contemporary ceramics Opening event: 27 May  Virtual opening 5-6pm LIVE AND IN PERSON (!!) 6.30 – 9.30pm Featuring live performances in the garden by Monica Tong and Joseph Youngaccompanied by wine and a warm welcome. It will be lovely to see you in the flesh after all this time! No appointment necessary. Covid precautions will be…
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JOY at The Ceramic House

My latest curatorial project is JOY, an exhibition at my project space The Ceramic HouseAn exhibition featuring an international selection of established and emerging ceramists exploring spontaneity, improvisation and intuitive making techniques. More details here. Exhibition dates 21 November – 13 December Virtual opening 21st November 6-7pm GMT Virtual exhibition opening on Zoom featuring a tour of the house, introducing the current exhibits displayed in the context of Kay Aplin’s tiled installations, interviews with participating artists and extracts from the new album, The Joy of Isolation will be played (details below). ZOOM link https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/j/68027261760?pwd=OFArMGluNzZkalFVcytrVHhtZzJWdz09 Meeting ID: 680 2726 1760 Passcode: 996566…
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Lockdown Blog

As I am stuck at The Ceramic House over the lockdown due to the COVID-19 crisis, I have decided to do a mini blog about the house, the art and living in this unique environment. I will be posting videos and photographs daily. So if you want to find out more and gain a behind-the-scenes look into The Ceramic House, please follow me on my @ceramicempress Instagram profile or on my Facebook page  …
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KOGEI Triennial in Kanzawa, Japan

I am delighted to announce that my Honewort Roundel (first exhibited at Collect Open earlier this year) has been selected for KOGEI Triennial in Kanzawa, Japan Competition Exhibition: 2019 Kogei World Competition in Kanazawa Special Exhibition: Kogei as Contemporary Craft: Transcending Boundaries Sunday, November 10 to Thursday, November 21, 2019 Open daily 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Venue: People’s Gallery A and B at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
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Young Masters Art Prize 2019 Exhibition

I am delighted to be a finalist for the 5th Edition of the Young Masters prize, which marks the 10th anniversary of this not for profit initiative. I will be showing my Toadfax Roundel, recently exhibited at Collect Open, Saatchi Gallery, earlier this year. 30th September – 5th October Daily 11 am – 7 pm or by appointment +44 (0)7939 085 076 La Galleria Royal Opera Arcade, 5b Pall Mall, St. James’s, London, SW1Y 4UY…
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Woodfiring Symposium Exhibition, Guldagergaard, Denmark

This summer I am honoured to have been guest artist at this year’s Woodfirer Young Artist in Residence  symposium at Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Centre in Denmark. I have spent the past 5 weeks working alongside a group of ceramic artists from Canada, United Kingdom, Russia, USA and India. We have done three wood firings together, the Bourry Box, Soda wood kiln and Fred Olsen’s Embla or Church kiln, the biggest and most unique of the wood kilns on site. We fired the Embla for 5 days and nights and unloaded it yesterday with wonderful results. There will be an exhibition of the…
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Wroclaw Festival of High Temperatures

I have been invited to participate, in collaboration with sound artist Joseph Young, in the Wroclaw Festival of High Temperatures which takes place in Wroclaw, Poland in July 2019. We will be exhibiting a version of our Fire and Water installation originally created for Collect Open, Saatchi Gallery, London, February 2019.  Fire and Water is a continuation of my investigation into micro-flora which has been the focus of my practice since 2013 and builds on my cross disciplinary collaboration with Joseph Young. ‘Fire’ refers to the woodfiring technique employed to fire the ceramics whilst ‘water’ references the site of a…
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The Chocolate House, Artists Open Houses, Brighton May 2019

  The Chocolate House, Artists Open Houses, Brighton May 2019 I am delighted to be showing a selection of my mounted flora work at The Chocolate House, a new Open House in this year’s Artists Open Houses together with a group of talented artists hosted by Chocadyllic. Works for sale will include my brand new Asturian Flora as featured in Collect 2019, Saatchi Gallery, London earlier this year, plus pieces from my Shetland Flora and Botanical Structures ranges. Dates: Saturdays and Sundays in May plus bank holiday Monday 27th May, 11-5 The Chocolate House is at 78 Hangleton Way,…
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Collect 2019

I am delighted to present my latest body of work created especially for Collect Open 2019 at the Saatchi Gallery. The Crafts Council’s flagship event, Collect, presents modern craft from the world’s leading galleries. Collect Open is a platform for individual artists to showcase new installation work. COLLECT – The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects SAATCHI GALLERY – Collect Open – top floor Saatchi Gallery, King’s Road, London SW3 4RY 28th February to 3rd March 2019 FIRE AND WATER is a ceramics and sound installation created in collaboration with Joseph Young. The ‘fire’ in the title refers to an anagama firing at Kohila Woodfiring Symposium, Estonia,…
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