Event Reviews

Ikuko Iwamoto: New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey

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Ceramic sculpture and tableware by the quirky and critically acclaimed Japanese ceramic artist Ikuko Iwamoto.

PAUL SMITH Sculpture

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For his third solo show at Cambridge Contemporary Art, ( 4th – 27th October 2013: Solo Show)Paul Smith delves into his dream-like world of fables and fairytales…

Halima Cassell Catching the Light: sculpture and sculptural ceramics

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Halima Cassell has a particular way of working with clay that almost denies its inherent plasticity when wet and therefore malleable. Instead

International Ceramics Festival 2013 – Kiln Build

We arrived at Aberystwyth Arts Centre and University for the biennial International Ceramics Festival on Wednesday 26th June, lunchtime. By the end of Friday, we had our little Phoenix wood-kiln packed and ready to fire.

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The firing on Saturday went very smoothly indeed. We achieved

Potfest in the Park – July 26th – 28th & Potfest in the Pens – Aug 2nd – 4th

   

Vladimir Groh & Yasuyo Nishida – Czech Republic                      Aire Goutt-Allikmets - France

Observed and Made: Contemporary Ceramics from Joanna Veevers and Sasha Wardell 5th July – 31st August 2013

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The De Morgan Centre will be welcoming two established ceramic artists this summer in a selling exhibition. Observed and Made will highlight a variety of ceramic techniques from 5th July – 31st August 2013.

Review: Art Fair Tokyo 2013 by Tony Laverick

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I recently exhibited at the Art Fair Tokyo at the invitation of Gallery St Ives, Tokyo.

Ceramic Art London: 12-14 April 2013

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Welcome to the show! and new work from Matthew Blakely

This was an excellent show,

Handmade in Britain 12: 16-18 November 2012

This show at Chelsea Old Town Hall in the Kings Road, Chelsea, London exceeded my expectations. There was much first class and innovative design and art (call it craft if you must!) in evidence and although my primary interest was in enjoying the ceramics, I was also drawn to some superb jewellery (see Gun Thor for example – www.gunthor.com) or Sarah Herriot Design (www.sarahherriot.com). It is invidious to pick out a few examples of great work for there was much more that i could equally have identified!

Turning now to ceramics there was little that i did NOT like. I was glad to see Kirsty Adams making a return after a few years away looking after her young children (she has promised me some new images of her current work), to see the emerging talent of Alex McCarthy, enjoy Alex Allpress’s new work, to meet  Norman Yap and appreciate his excellent work – see how Richard Heeleys work is progressing and examine Sotis Filippides very tempting wall pieces. I enjoyed Stephanie Wrights thrown, but altered sculpture and found a large piece of Ingrid Saag’s work ‘Swing’ something i could really live with. It was full of life and movement and just ‘danced’ for me! I will be surprised if it has not been sold by the time I am writing this short note. A couple of pictures are shown below:

 

Also new work from a new ceramic artist Brittany Delany:

So, may i suggest that, if in London or within reach of London this weekend, you try and get to this show. I liked it a lot and hope that you might as well!

Stephen Dee, Editor

Georgia Shearmans solo show at Arno’s Vale Cemetery,in front of the Spielman Centre, Bath Road,Bristol BS4 3EW. 27/28 October 2012.

  

A group of images from Georgia’s latest successful solo show at the unusual but dramatic location of Arnos Vale cemetery, in front of the Spielman Centre, Bristol