Shades Of Blue

Sep

14-21

2013

Monday to Saturday 10.30am - 6pm

Free Event

http://www.cpaceramics.com

Exhibition

Shades of Blue presents five makers with different ways of using a colour that has played a key part in ceramic glazes and decoration throughout history. Contemporary approaches to using the many shades of blue are presented by Daphne Carnegy, Sophie Cook, Jane Cox, Jeremy Nichols and Kate Scott.

Shades Of Blue

Shades Of Blue presents five makers with different ways of using a colour that has played a key part in ceramic glazes and decoration throughout history. It is a colour that conjures images of Delftware and the Willow Pattern. Rooted in the use of the colouring oxide Cobalt, the colour blue can be found in many shades and in some instances is one of a few colours that survives high firing temperatures.

The exhibition displays contemporary approaches to blue, through surface treatment, decoration and glazing by Daphne Carnegy, Sophie Cook, Jane Cox, Jeremy Nichols and Kate Scott.

Tall delicate bottles and tear drop pod forms create an elegant still life as Sophie Cook gathers colours from the widest palette of blues. Handmade tableware by Daphne Carnegy and Kate Scott exploit the qualities of Mailoica, the softness, depth and luminosity of glaze and colour, making their pieces a pleasure to use. This softness is contrasted by the dramatic statement platters and curvaceous vases from Jane Cox, glazed in her new speckle starburst, inspired by the night skies of the Isle of Wight. Starting points are different for each maker. The handle continues to be the starting point for Jeremy Nichols saltglazed domestic pieces which are otherwise influenced by his early interests in aviation and the precision of engineered objects.

Shades Of Blue
Contemporary Ceramics Centre
63 Great Russell Street
WC1B 3BF
0207 242 9644
info@cpaceramics.com

Contemporary Ceramics Centre

Contemporary Ceramics Centre is the only retail gallery in London specialising exclusively in British Studio Ceramics.

The gallery is host to a comprehensive exhibition programme featuring specially invited international artists, and members of the Craft Potters Association.

The retail space shows over 80 of the country's leading makers. It presents a regularly changing display where is is possible to browse and purchase work that ranges from functional tableware through to individual collectors pieces.


Photo. Sylvain Deleu

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