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Exhibiting Wood Fired Ceremonial Vessels with Alveston Fine Arts
285 Westbourne Grove, London
26 Feb - 2 March 2021

Ceremonial Vessels, thrown and altered wood-fired porcelain, dimensions: vary 25 cm x 10 cm - 15.5 cm x 19 cm

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Realising Form, a dialogue between six makers, Make Hauser & Wirth, Somerset 2020

The works for Realising Form have deep significance for me. They mark the culmination of twenty five years as a porcelain artist, coming to fruition for this show. Working towards the exhibition has given my practice greater clarity and the focus on the ceremonial vessel felt appropriate. The alteration of the vessel has long been part of my experimental approach. For these works the split is pure joy for me, a gesture and expression very much part of the process. Inspiration is also taken from the Neolithic jade bi-discs, originating from China and on display at the British Museum. Captivated by their strong classical form | recreated ceremonial hand-thrown discs and vessels in porcelain and stoneware as a result of thirteen-hour wood kiln firings.

Ceremonial Vessels, thrown and altered wood-fired porcelain, dimensions vary: 25 cm x 10 cm - 15.5 cm x 19 cm

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Ceremonial Vessels, thrown and altered wood-fired porcelain, dimensions vary: 25 cm x 10 cm - 15.5 cm x 19 cm

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Ceremonial Vessel, wood-fired porcelain, dimension: 21 cm x 15 cm

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Ceremonial Vessel, thrown and altered wood-fired porcelain, dimension: 17 cm x 12 cm

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Bi, Wall discs, wood fired porcelain or stoneware, dimensions vary: 32cm - 38cm

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Na So Was, Galerie Metzger, Germany 2019

Finely thrown porcelain vessels pierced before firing and joined together using a silver wire. The wire is either left straight or made into hoops. Joining the work in this way allows these rounded forms to sit together in suspension with free and dynamic positioning.

Joined Vessels, thrown and pierced porcelain with silver wire, dimension: 25 cm x 25 cm

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Planet, thrown and pierced porcelain with silver wire, dimension: 12 cm x 27 cm

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Pieces Of Eight, thrown and altered, pierced porcelain with silver wire, dimension: 20 cm x 27 cm

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Focus Exhibition, CAA Gallery, London 2015

Tulip Pieces, Bud vessels, thrown and altered porcelain, dimensions: 24 cm x 20 cm

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Tulip Pieces, thrown and altered porcelain, dimension: 15 cm x 9 cm each

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Tulip Piece, thrown and altered dimension: 24 cm x 20 cm

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Smashed, CAA Gallery, London 2019

Smashed Porcelain Tableware, thrown and altered porcelian, dimensions: 26 cm & 21 cm

Images by Julian Winslow & Steve Thearle