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Ceramics by Ursula Waechter at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ursula Waechter

Ceramics by Margaret Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Margaret Curtis

Upcoming events

Windsor Contemporary Art Fair at Royal Windsor Racecourse 10th - 12th November 2017 This year Windsor Contemporary Art Fair is 13 years old. Meet artists and galleries from all over the UK and much further afield. 
Oxford Ceramics Fair 2017 at CPA Autumn Fair 28th - 29th October 2017 More than 60 of the UK's leading potters will be exhibiting and selling their ceramics at the Oxford Ceramics Fair 2017.
Handmade Edinburgh at Hub (The), Edinburgh 27th - 29th October 2017 Mixed 3 day show over 100+ talented designer-makers selling textiles, ceramics, glass, jewellery, furniture and more..
Made by Hand in Cardiff at City Hall, Cardiff 3rd - 5th November 2017 Mixed show with over 140 makers, including a number of well known ceramicists. 

Recently added Courses

Slip Decorating With Richard Wilson - 23rd - 25th June 2017
Students will be throwing or press moulding forms to decorate with slips.
CHILDREN'S SUMMER POTTERY WEEK in East Sussex - 7th - 10th August 2017
Have fun and get messy discovering a variety of hand building, throwing and decorating techniques!
Animal Sculpting With Celia Allen - 8th - 10th September 2017
Learn how to sculpt animals of various forms, with a possible Raku firing day to finish
Experimental Ceramic Workshop - Claire Ireland - 18th September to 20th November, 2017
This course will explore the use of clay in an experimental way 

Jacob van der Beugel – Installation at Chatsworth House

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The North Sketch Sequence 2014 at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK was

conceived as an all encompassing ceramic experience. The DNA of The Duke and Duchess and their son and daughter-in-law, Lord and Lady Burlington, has been translated into 650 large ceramic panels. Protruding ceramic blocks, organised into four columns, G A T C, represent the mitochondrial DNA of all four sitters. A fifth central portrait has been created that depicts ‘Everyman’. This contains miniature mirrors that reflect the faces of the viewing public, emphasising the importance of visitors to Chatsworth in a more democratic era.

The installation is an exploration of human identity, inheritance and ultimately an illustration of the human condition. The genetic understanding of oneself is tackled through themes of communality and uniqueness. Historically, inheritance at Chatsworth has been associated through the paternal line. Mitochondrial DNA is passed on through the maternal line, thus providing an interesting counterpoint, especially in light of contemporary succession laws.

The work consists of multifarious layers of meaning, suggesting the multi dimensional nature of someone’s identity. Despite all these attempts to capture a sitter’s personality there are elements of impenetrability: DNA blocks that are flush, their meaning hiding behind the surface; glazed blocks that ethereally capture other illusive traits of the sitter’s personality, yet are reluctant to divulge their significance. As a portrait the work renders human identity as layers of unfathomable complexity.

Created by Jacob van der Beugel in 2014 in Stoneware clay and Hand mirrored glass – all photographs by Sylvain Deleu.

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Posted on May 13 2014 under News, News about Makers.