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Ceramics by Alan Birchall at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alan Birchall

Ceramics by Kochevet Bendavid at Studiopottery.co.uk

Kochevet Bendavid

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Terrània — Montblanc Medieval at Terrania 28th - 30th September 2018 Janet Halligan will be showing
Natural Living with Ceramics from Antonia Salmon at Artichoke Gallery 6th October to 22nd December, 2018 Antonia Salmon - new work (PV: 5 October - request invite)
Handmade at Kew at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 4th - 7th October 2018 Over 150 extraordinary designer-makers will showcase work across all disciplines including ceramics.
Confluence - ceramics including Sarah Villeneau at Herrick Gallery 15th - 27th October 2018 PV 16th October 7 -10 pm. All welcome.

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Regular Pottery Courses by Suleyman Saba - 29th January to 31st December, 2018
Students will learn about preparing clay and different techniques of ceramics from pinch pots and coiled pottery, to slab building and throwing. Students are also guided on aspects of decoration and glazing. 
Lindy Barletta weekday Courses in East Sheen - 1st January to 31st December, 2018
Studio Pottery Making techniques: A terms course covers a project in each - pinching, coiling, slab building and throwing.

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.