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Contact Details

Studio: North London, England, N3.
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Web-site: www.ldbceramics.com
Availability: By appointment only.
Joined on: 2008-01-08
Last Updated: 2015-11-25

Artist's Statement

Artist's Statement

The unique style of Laura de Benedetti has captivated lovers of ceramic art all over the world. Her flowing, free-spirited forms, hand-thrown in porcelain, are both informal and resilient, soft in shape but crystalline hard in use. Their unique glazes glow with the colours of the Mediterranean, radiating warmth and depth. Laura’s pots are to be admired and displayed, and also to be used every day. Each piece awaits food and drink, enriching your table and your home.

Laura’s work is inspired by the vibrant, subtle colours of the Italian coastline in Liguria where she grew up. The sea and the sky, the sand and the rock, the flashes of colour from cliff-top wild flowers and the mysterious shades of dawn and sunset are reflected in her unique iridescent and crystalline glazes.

In a period when so much ceramic art is abstract and conceptual, Laura has focused her art on the useful, practical objects that accompany us in our daily lives. She believes that pots are meaningful when they are put to use, so that their decorative and artistic qualities illuminate and accompany us, making the routine a little special. Bowls, plates, cups, mugs, jugs and teapots fulfil their functions, each similar, none the same. Tough, dishwasher-proof works of art for everyday use.

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Old Truman Brewery, The : British Craft Trade Fair (London)
September 11, 2016 to September 13, 2016

Current Work

Current Work

Functional domestic thrown porcelain.

Work Generally Available:
Heals, 196 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7PJ
Walter Castellazzo Design, 84 Highgate High St, London N6 5HX
Nicole Farhi Homes, 155 Fulham Road, London SW3 6RL
Designer Image, 133 Dokseodang-ro (Hannam-Dong), Yongsan-gu, 140 884, Seoul, South Korea
Mosaic, Harbour St. Whistable Kent CT5 1AH
Lime Gallery, Settle, Yorkshire, www.thelimegallery.com
Henry Paddon Contemporary Art, Eastbourne
Tanner and Lawson, Burnham Market, Norfolk

Technical Information

Technical Information

I use a multiple layer of glazes, crystalline and not and fire to cone 9 in oxidation.

Career Background

Career Background

1962 Born Genoa, Italy
1981-87 BSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from University of Florence
2004-07 BA Hons in Ceramics from University of Westminster

Exhibition History

Exhibition History

2014 'Art in Action' Waterperry House, Oxford 17-20 July
2014 Craft redefining handmade 2014
2014 'Melting pot' Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
2013 'Pulse 2013' May 2013
2013 'Art in Action' Waterperry House, Oxford 18-21 July
2012 'Art in Action' Waterperry House, Oxford
2012 National Gallery shop, on sale during the Turner Exhibition
2011 Nicole Farhi, Fulham - commissioned series
2011 “Art in Action” Oxford
2011 Development and production of a collection for Nicole Farhi
2010 (Nov) - 2011 (Jan) “Make” Contemporary Crafts For Christmas Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracy
October 2010 “Handmade in Britain”, Chelsea town hall. The contemporary craft and design fair
2009 “Origin”  week 2  Somerset House London
2009 “Art in Clay” Hatfield
2009 “Culture shock” Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
2009 “Potfest in the Park” Penrith
2009 “Ceramics in the South east” Maidstone
2008 “Stepping out - the graduate show” Gallery at Bevere, Worcester
2008 11th Southern Pottery ceramic show, Farnham
2007 Hidden Art open studios, “Armadillo”, Hackney, London
2007 East Finchley Open Fair, London
2007 Waddesdon Manor Christmas Fair
2007 Oxford ceramic Fair CPA - Associate Members’ stand
2007 “Art in Clay” Hatfield
2007 “New Designers” Business Design Centre, Islington, London
2007 “Earth and Fire” Rufford Arts centre
2007 “Degree show” Harrow campus

Commissions and Projects

Commissions and Projects

2012 Production for line for Designer Image Seoul Korea
2012 New collection for Designer Image Seoul Korea
2011 New collection for Nicole Farhi
2007 80 Pieces for The Ceramics Boutique, East Dulwich, London

Publications

Publications

Featured in Contemporary Tableware by Linda Bloomfield
London Potters News letter no.127 Dec -Jan 2008/9 "Making pots for food
Homes and Gardens February 2013 edition
Vogue Blog Moody Blues

Work Styles

Work Styles

Porcelain
Thrown
Vases & Bowls
Teapots
Kitchen & Tableware
Oxidation