Jamie Trounce  is the regular photographer at Cockpit Arts open studios events. He has captured me here and the very first vessel I made this year using my surfaces, movement and journey. I'm looking forward to scaling up, introducing light and a kinetic element to my ceramics in 2018.

Jamie Trounce is the regular photographer at Cockpit Arts open studios events. He has captured me here and the very first vessel I made this year using my surfaces, movement and journey. I'm looking forward to scaling up, introducing light and a kinetic element to my ceramics in 2018.

 Grant Gibson, editor of  Crafts Magazine  selected a few Cockpit makers for Open Studios Showcase and I am happy that my new work was in that line up.  Grant says 'what struck me as I was working my way through the portfolio of makers, was the weight of talent and eclectic nature of the work that comes form these studios. My final selected has attempted to capture that, running that gamut from experimental to functional. But what every pieces has in common, of course, is that they are beautifully made'

Grant Gibson, editor of Crafts Magazine selected a few Cockpit makers for Open Studios Showcase and I am happy that my new work was in that line up.

Grant says 'what struck me as I was working my way through the portfolio of makers, was the weight of talent and eclectic nature of the work that comes form these studios. My final selected has attempted to capture that, running that gamut from experimental to functional. But what every pieces has in common, of course, is that they are beautifully made'

Following my graduation from the Royal College of Art in July 2017, I have fully returned to my studio E16 at Cockpit Arts, Holborn.

The Open Studio event is an opportunity to see 100+ makers in their work spaces.

For more information and directions.

I will be showing and selling at both venues. Holborn dates 23-26 Nov, Deptford 1-3 Dec 2017.

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360 degree view of one of the ceramic surfaces I created. Methods of screen printing and casting parian porcelain clay was used, then forming, finishing and firing. Inspired by urban landscapes and travel.

 At the preview of Make_Shift at Collyer Bristow, London on 11th October I encouraged the audience to see my work closer than some were comfortable with. Using optical glasses enables vision into the surfaces I create with parian porcelain and screen printing. I'm always curious to look at details in a different way, revealing more about the imagination or to investigate the making. Here is myself and curator Rosalind Davis pre the PV ‘Walk and Talk’ discussing all the artworks and themes in the show.

At the preview of Make_Shift at Collyer Bristow, London on 11th October I encouraged the audience to see my work closer than some were comfortable with. Using optical glasses enables vision into the surfaces I create with parian porcelain and screen printing. I'm always curious to look at details in a different way, revealing more about the imagination or to investigate the making. Here is myself and curator Rosalind Davis pre the PV ‘Walk and Talk’ discussing all the artworks and themes in the show.

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  Collyer Bristow presents   Make_Shift     Curated by Rosalind Davis     Private View Wednesday 11 October 6-8pm    Exhibition continues to 13 February 2018.   Collyer Bristow Gallery, 4 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4TF    Artists: Jake Clark, Fiona Curran, Gemma   Cossey  , Rosalind Davis, Otto Ford, Neill Fuller, Fran Gordon,    Asger     Harbou     Gjerdvik  ,   Gunther   Herbst  ,   Helen   Johannessen  ,   Alan Magee,   Richard   McVeitis  ,   Andrea   Medjesi  -Jones, Peter Jones, Milena Michalski, Michaela   Nettell  , Laurence   Noga  , Michael Samuels,   Silvina   Soria, Charles   Stiven  , Rachel Wilberforce and Andrea V Wright     To fold, to mark, to gather, to collect, to surround, to encircle, to hang, to distribute, to systematize, to simplify, to distill, to remove, to discard, to disarrange, to modulate, to mix, to bond, to stretch, to join, to repair, to expand. to continue…    Fifty years ago, artist Richard Serra created the artwork  Verb List  that became a road map for his own process of making and an influence on the work of many others since. The abridged verb list above emphasizes a compelling attitude towards creativity (or even curating) epitomized by actions, processes and the ideas underpinning Make_Shift.    The artists in Make_Shift, manipulate and modify different mediums and processes; assembling, layering and collaging both literally and conceptually to disrupt our expectations of objects and images.    Many of the works in the exhibition acknowledge the mechanized or inhabit its process, such as Gemma Cossey’s repeated gestural marks or Richard McVetis meticulous stitched work. There is also a distinct desire by many of the artists to steer away from the artificiality of screens and the virtual such as with the work of Fran Gordon and Fiona Curran who disrupt our reading of space. Even when digital tools are used in the process of production for example in Otto Ford’s work, his outcomes evidence a strong sense of materiality and a sensual tactility related to the hand made. Many of these artists work across two and three dimensions and back again. Making, shifting and utilizing the provisional or rudimentary materials to construct their work such as Michael Samuels, Laurence Noga, Gunther Herbst and Jake Clark.    Works in the exhibition circulate a range of diverse thematics, such as landscape and architectural projection, maquettesand monuments, still life and portraiture, memory and the imaginary construct, abstraction and the grid. The work here is often formed by its own process of making, which is unfixed at the outset but completed through creative evolution; mark making, decision making and a mature sensitivity towards both material and form.

Collyer Bristow presents Make_Shift Curated by Rosalind Davis 

Private View Wednesday 11 October 6-8pm 

Exhibition continues to 13 February 2018. 

Collyer Bristow Gallery, 4 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4TF 

Artists: Jake Clark, Fiona Curran, Gemma Cossey, Rosalind Davis, Otto Ford, Neill Fuller, Fran Gordon,  Asger Harbou GjerdvikGunther HerbstHelen JohannessenAlan Magee, Richard McVeitis, Andrea Medjesi-Jones, Peter Jones, Milena Michalski, Michaela Nettell, Laurence Noga, Michael Samuels, Silvina Soria, Charles Stiven, Rachel Wilberforce and Andrea V Wright 

To fold, to mark, to gather, to collect, to surround, to encircle, to hang, to distribute, to systematize, to simplify, to distill, to remove, to discard, to disarrange, to modulate, to mix, to bond, to stretch, to join, to repair, to expand. to continue… 

Fifty years ago, artist Richard Serra created the artwork Verb List that became a road map for his own process of making and an influence on the work of many others since. The abridged verb list above emphasizes a compelling attitude towards creativity (or even curating) epitomized by actions, processes and the ideas underpinning Make_Shift.  

The artists in Make_Shift, manipulate and modify different mediums and processes; assembling, layering and collaging both literally and conceptually to disrupt our expectations of objects and images.  

Many of the works in the exhibition acknowledge the mechanized or inhabit its process, such as Gemma Cossey’s repeated gestural marks or Richard McVetis meticulous stitched work. There is also a distinct desire by many of the artists to steer away from the artificiality of screens and the virtual such as with the work of Fran Gordon and Fiona Curran who disrupt our reading of space. Even when digital tools are used in the process of production for example in Otto Ford’s work, his outcomes evidence a strong sense of materiality and a sensual tactility related to the hand made. Many of these artists work across two and three dimensions and back again. Making, shifting and utilizing the provisional or rudimentary materials to construct their work such as Michael Samuels, Laurence Noga, Gunther Herbst and Jake Clark.  

Works in the exhibition circulate a range of diverse thematics, such as landscape and architectural projection, maquettesand monuments, still life and portraiture, memory and the imaginary construct, abstraction and the grid. The work here is often formed by its own process of making, which is unfixed at the outset but completed through creative evolution; mark making, decision making and a mature sensitivity towards both material and form.

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