This gallery's exhibitions are getting better and better. This one was excellent.
It was a pleasant surprise to see some of Cooper's ceramics outside a museum. Their simplicity and attention of detail are awesome.
It's all in the detail: these small dots inside the bowl take it to another level.
More on Philippides' work here
This bowl shines and reflects like a mirror. Philippides used liquid platinum glaze.
Slab built from coarse black clay, Hitchens' forms are torn, textured, rough-edged and purposely imperfect. They are often left unglazed or spontaneously bronzed to enhance the rawness of the surfaces. Glazes, when used, are freely poured, splashed and slip-trailed; rips and tears become an essential part of the making process.
Mouritzen says of her work: 'The technique I use is simple: pinching a porcelain clay body, applying slips for colour. I enjoy exploring the feelings of intimacy and expressiveness that the small scale and the slight unevenness of the pinches surface gives... All the pinched bowls I make are the same size: hand-sized - as deep and as wide as the reach of thumb and fingers allow in the pinching process. The bowls are decorated according to a simple dogma rule: the pattern on the inside must also be carried over to the outside surface. The difference between the way the pattern reacts to being placed on a concave or a convex surface is the challenge'.
A'Court has just come back from Japan and Japanese influence in her recent work is evident. I loved her paper noodle pots. Her simple prints and drawings in pastel are delightful but I could not post many as the reflection on the glass was too strong.