Rafael Pérez: Looking: until 19 July 2014
This exciting exhibition, showing at The Contemporary Ceramics Centreis sponsored by the Hargreaves and Ball Trust and shows some of the makers newest work.
Rafael Pérez comments:
‘The driving force behind my work has always been surprise and curiosity. Bearing in mind that ceramics as an art form offers a labyrinth of possibilities with infinite variables, making your way in it, if you love searching, proves a good reason for living…’
‘…In recent years, my work has been focused on this desire to distance myself from the final object, on leaving the “authorship” as a matter somehow shared between the fire and myself. In line with this ambition, my current work is based on what I have called “expanding clays”.
I have developed various clays at a medium temperature (around 1150 degrees) that have the quality of expanding upon firing. By combining these with other inert clays (sometimes red Spanish clay but generally porcelain with a low melting point and a melting agent in their composition) I make my sculptures.
Rafael Pérez, My way of seeing things, Looking at the Contemporary Ceramics Centre, 63, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London, UK, WC1B 3BF., +44 (0)20 7242 9644. Open: Monday to Saturday 10.30 to 6.00pm
Ceramic Forms plus a ceramic drawing by Rafael Pérez