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Zuzka DoigImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Hertfordshire, England, .
Email:
Web-site: www.zuzkadoig.com
Joined on: 2008-10-01
Last Updated: 2011-06-27

Artist's Statement

Artist's Statement

Nature has always been the ultimate art form for me, something that many aspire to imitate or reproduce. I too draw my inspiration from the natural world, from it's constant changes and cycles, from its magnificent surfaces - suppressing my jealousy of this uncultivated beauty. Instead of rivaling nature I aim to complement her.

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Art in Clay - Farnham : Art in Clay at Farnham 2014
November 15, 2014 to November 16, 2014

Current Work

Current Work

Zuzka produces hand-build functional and sculptural ceramics. These one off pieces are often put through several firings to achieve the right tactility and depth. She works in both stoneware and earthenware clay and decorates her pieces with oxides and industrial glazes.

Career and History

Career and History

I came to London in 1998 from the Czech Republic. Working in different office jobs in both the private and public sectors I decided that this was not the life for me, that I needed a certain fulfilment and pleasure from what I do. I found what I was looking for when I studied my BA in Ceramics at Camberwell College of Arts. After graduation I set up a small studio at the back of my garden in North London and started developing my style, entering different exhibitions and making my way through the life as a ceramicist.

Memberships
Craft Potters Association, UK
Studio Pottery, UK
London Potters, UK

Exhibition History

Exhibition History

Selected group exhibitions:
Aug 2010 16th Art In Clay Festival, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
2009-2010 Fourth International Ceramic Tile Triennial, Dominican Republic

Nov 2009 Fine Craft Boutique Exhibition, Pen & Brush, New York
Oct 2009 Festival of Crafts, Farnham Maltings, Surrey
Apr 2009 LP Selected Exhibition, Ice House Gallery, London
May 2009 Open Exhibition, Queens Park Arts Centre, Aylesbury
May 2009 Buckinghamsire Pottery & Sculpture Society, Wycombe Arts Festival, High Wycombe

Dec 2008 London Potters 22nd Annual Open Exhibition, Morley Gallery, London
October 2008, Boys in Blue Exhibition, Artshed, Hertfordshire
September 2008, The Sixth Open Exhibition  Maynard Gallery, Hertfordshire
May 2008, Barnet Open exhibition, The Apthorp Gallery, Artsdepot, London

June 2006, Camberwell Summer Show, The University of the Arts London
May 2005, ‘On Route’ exhibition, The Centenary Gallery, London
February 2005,  ‘Uni Beans’ exhibition, The Foundry, London
May 2004, ‘Living London’ exhibition, London College of Fashion, London

Prizes and Awards

Prizes and Awards

Best Sculptural Exhibit - LP 22nd Annual Open Exhibition (2008)

Commissions/Residencies

Commissions/Residencies

Peter Beard - West Dean College, West Sussex (Feb 2009)

Collections

Collections

  "Water Tower" series (2010) - Hunter College, New York

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Sculptural
Kitchen & Tableware
Jewellery
Handbuilt
Earthenware