Monochrome: Interpretations in clay

London Potters

17 – 28 April 2019*

*Closed Easter Sunday 21 & Monday 22 April.

Saturday 27 April 2-4pm: In Conversation:  The artists will be in the gallery to talk about their materials, processes and inspiration.

Bringing together the work of three London Potters members, Bridget Macklin, Desa Philippi, and Camilla Webb Carter, Monochrome explores diverse interpretations through the medium of clay.

Desa Philippi makes wall sculptures inspired by the ever-changing play of light and reflections of graffiti on Regent’s Canal in London. They are assembled from individual porcelain elements, each thrown on the potter’s wheel and altered. In contrast, Camilla Webb Carter has created modular slip-cast wall installations comprising three-dimensional ceramic shapes inspired by her studies of geometric patterns and optical illusions. Camilla aims to portray an impression of depth, perspective and contrast.  The fluidity in her marbled slip-cast surfaces form an appealing juxtaposition to the straight angular geometric shapes. Bridget Macklin has made work using clays found in the local area: mud from the Thames at Chiswick, Richmond and Battersea; clay that she was given from Richmond Park; material from a building site in Thames Ditton. Only the minerals within the found material colour the porcelain; images on the interior of her vessels tell a little more of the story.  By incorporating drawings, maps and hand-written notes she is able to hint at a place or time of significance.

London Potters is a voluntary organization and a registered charity formed in 1986 to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences of all those involved with or interested in ceramics. All its members are united by the appreciation of ceramic art and a desire to communicate with fellow ceramic artists and collectors.