Tag: ceramics

Ceramics informed in the Himalayas

Heidi McKenzie’s story is as interesting as her ceramic sculptures. Five years ago, at mid-life, she rekindled a childhood passion for clay and took a residency at the foothills of the Himalayas in India with Mansimran Singh, student of iconic British potter, Bernard Leach.

Ceramics: Girls with a Message

The little girls in Amanda Smith’s exceptional ceramics are the “mouthpieces” for her message, characters she feels comfortable speaking through. Under the candy-coated flowers and bright colors, her glazed and painted clay slabs communicate her concern about the great divide of class around the world.

Tamsin van Essen: Abundant Decay

British artist Tamsin van Essen captures the fragile moment when abundance turns to decay in these ceramic works inspired by 17th century Dutch vanitas paintings. The exuberant decoration disrupts the vases’ forms, implying deterioration and ruin. She says the works are “frozen in time as disintegration begins, . […]