NEW ARRIVALS ARTICLE

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Title:  Friends 2
 
Description:
Ceramic
Artist: KatharinaKlug 
Profile:

My work is about simplicity of design and shape, bringing these in relationship to the surface. I am inspired by the elemental colour and shape of ancient Korean pottery. What I love about ceramic is that it starts of as a soft lump and can become pretty much anything you want it to be. After the firing it is hard and durable and can survive centuries. But at the same time it’s fragile and can be broken into pieces in a moment.

I aim to create timeless vessels for contemporary interiors. Each piece is individually made from porcelain on the potter’s wheel. Na´ve, spontaneous pencil strokes, graphic simple patterns that create movement and direction. Every line is drawn by hand which makes the work preserve the moment of making. The imperfections in the pattern make it lively, rough and immediate and unique but still holding an order or direction to bind them together. The Narrative to my work is coming from little snippets of observation in my environment.  Lines are jumping out on me in almost anything – stripes on cloth, wires and cables, plants and grasses, architecture and streets just to name a few. 

After growing up in my mother’s pottery business, I trained professionally at college in Austria and Germany for 6 years. I set up business in Cambridge in 2011 and have been given the silver award 2013 and 2015 by Craft and Design magazine in the ceramic category.

In 2014 I was chosen to join the Crafts Councils Hot House program. In 2016 I was accepted for selected membership of the Craft Potters Association (CPA).

Also this year I have been shortlisted for the international Nasser Sparkasse Ceramic Price Westerwald/Germany. 2017 I exhibited for the first time at Ceramic Art London. I also got a honourable mention for two of my entries into the International Ceramic Festival Japan. My work was featured in the 289 issue of Ceramic Review for their Masterclass series in 2018.

 
 
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Title:  Box No.4
 
Description:
Ceramic
Artist: BenArnup 
Profile: Ben Arnup: Trompe l’oeil Pieces Each piece is the result of a clay making process developed over the past 20 years. Ben uses rolled out sheets of clay, in leather hard state, before shaping and assembling entirely by hand. The method results in a pot that is ‘hand engineered’ down to the surface colour, drawing and patination – all of which are applied after assembly. An opening might be made in the front surface serving both a technical as well as an aesthetic purpose. The pots are fired twice; the second firing is currently an oxidized firing to 1270C. He produces approximately 100 pieces per year. Ben Arnup Son of the well-known animal sculptor Sally Arnup, and the painter and potter the late Mick Arnup, Ben initially trained as a landscape architect, qualifying in 1980. It was whilst between landscape work, in 1984, that he made a group of ceramics at a college in Reading. Almost immediately, a gallery bought the entire collection – selling out within a week. Spurred on by this experience, it took him two years to set himself up as a full time ceramicist. Since 1986, he has been producing studio ceramics, of a particular form known as trompe l’oeil (from the French meaning: ‘deception of the eye’). Following the award of an Arts Council Grant in 2008, Ben has been exploring in more detail the properties of clay when it is subject to destructive forces. “My latest work has allowed me the opportunity to explore and develop new ways of working, and is resulting in entirely new pots. This ‘fragmented’ clay is difficult to control and has compelled me to rethink how I assemble pots – resulting in the use of new materials and techniques”, says Ben. His work is largely sold through galleries and is held in various public and private collections around the world. Ben usually seeks to show two or three times a year and has exhibited widely, including exhibitions in the U.S.A and Europe.
 
 
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