The 11th edition of Ceramic Art London, the leading international showcase for contemporary ceramics, returns to London this year to take over the Royal College of Art.
80 ceramic artists from all over the world including celebrated figures such as Peter Beard, Thomas Bohle, Eddie Curtis, Akiko Hirai, Gabriele Koch and Annie Turner, will travel to the capital, as well as series of emerging figures who have been selected through a rigorous process conducted by an independent committee. These new figures are invited to ensure that the fair upholds its reputation as a key place to discover the finest ceramic art in production today.
This year, the works available will range from functional everyday homeware to delicate figurative sculptures, encompassing the full and extremely broad range of possible ceramic-making techniques – from traditional methods to cutting-edge contemporary processes. The aim of the selection is to demonstrate the vibrancy and technical diversity of ceramic pieces currently created internationally by emerging and established ceramicists.
An artist-led fair, developed in association with Ceramic Review magazine, Ceramic Art London allows buyers to purchase directly from the makers, with prices beginning at a level to allow new, young buyers to start their collection. As the ceramicists are present at the fair, it also allows buyers a personalised experience and the opportunity to discuss the artworks – as well as taking part in the fair’s programme of free events. Titled Discovery, this will comprise of practical demonstrations, film screenings, debates and panel discussions which provide visitors an insight into the current working practices and techniques used by ceramicists all over the world.
This year’s participating artists also include Myung Nam An, Grant Aston, Karin Bablok, Helen Beard, Matthew Blakely, Dylan Bowen and Rowena Brown among many others.
Ceramic Art London 2015, 17 – 19 April, Henry Moore and Gulbenkian Galleries, The Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7. For more information visit www.ceramics.org.uk.
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1. Isobel Egan, Internal Spaces. © Courtesy of Ceramic Art London.