As part of the programme for Ceramic Art London 2019, visitors can expect to see sparks fly as work is fired in The Kiln House. Situated in the Skip Garden, the sustainable urban garden adjacent to Central Saint Martins, over Friday and Saturday, the newly constructed Kiln House will host workshops and live raku firings, hosted by the Sustainable Anthropocene Cooperative, made up of two BA students from Central Saint Martins and Camberwell College of Art. The workshops will use clay to attempt to go back to our roots and re-interpret our connection with nature, to educate and integrate and to share awareness of the changes nature is experiencing due to human action. Join a making workshop, or watch a firing and kiln unpacking.
Ceramic Art London, now in its 15th iteration, features the work of over 90 of the best makers from around the world – including from the UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain, South Korea and Japan. From the functional to the sculptural, Ceramic Art London is the ultimate fair for buying ceramic work direct from the makers. First time exhibitors to look out for include self-taught Korean ceramist Miho Inagaki, whose textural, wall-based mesh works resemble cracked earth and Paula Bastiaansen, whose translucent porcelain creations have an ethereal fragility about them. Prices start at £27 for one of Yuta Segawa’s miniature vases, or £35 for one of Elly Wall’s hand-painted pastel cups, to £6.5K for one of Ashraf Hanna’s sublime vessels.
ClayTalks is the annual, dynamic talks series running throughout the weekend and featuring prestigious names from the world of ceramics and beyond, programmed in partnership with Central Saint Martins, and takes place throughout the weekend. Booking in advance is essential for this popular series. Past speakers have included Grayson Perry, Keith Brymer Jones and Phoebe Cummings. ClayTalks highlights include a Keynote Address by V&A director Tristram Hunt, and talks by celebrated ceramic artist and Great Pottery Throwdown judge Kate Malone, design and craft writer Grant Gibson, ceramic artist Mella Shaw, gallerist Joanna Bird, ceramics collector Preston Fitzgerald, terracotta specialists Darwen Terracotta and artist and maker collective Haptic Tacit.
To view the full programme of events visit ceramicartlondon.com
Friday 22 – Sunday 24 March 2019
Central Saint Martins,
University of the Arts London
1 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AA
IMAGE: Ceramics by Sophie Cook