Young Masters: Focus on Ceramics|Amy Hughes

Amy Hughes specialises in hand-building ceramic techniques, working with form and texture and studying its relationship to decoration. Her practice is fuelled by, and is symbolic of, an important time in ceramic history, alluding to the wares produced at the Royal Sevres Factory in the late 17th and 18th Centuries.  Hughes’ work both pays homage to,…

Young Masters: Focus on Ceramics|Andrew Deem

Andrew Deem’s work expands on the traditions and trends of studio pottery and its identity within the modern household. Designed on the potter’s wheel, made in batches, and glazed, his tableware embodies the handmade process within the integrity of structure and material. Deem’s  practice is experimental, inventive, and playful, enabling him to render many different…

Young Masters: Focus on Ceramics|Christabel Birbeck

The inspiration for Christabel Birbeck’s ceramic work comes from abstract expressionist painting,  particularly Motherwell, De Kooning, and Diebenkorn. Her work is an interpretation of large-scale  canvases, a way of expressing abstract painting in a three-dimensional form, using slabs of  clay, painted with coloured slips, collaged together into box-shaped sculptures. She presents her work supported on…

Young Masters: Focus on Ceramics|Claire Partington

The subjects of Claire Partington’s work come from varied sources: contemporary culture, traditional children’s rhymes and folk tales.  Transformation tales and their imagery, from the traditional, up to The Power Rangers and contemporary kids cartoons all inform her work.  Claire draws her aesthetic from various European applied art and design styles from the 17th Century…