A beautiful piece of ceramic art can last a lifetime and be just as special as an investment painting or print for the wall. Today we’re taking a look at five ceramists you should know about if you’re in the market for a new piece of ceramic art for your home.
These ceramists are all exhibiting at Ceramic Art London at St Martins in London’s Kings Cross from 8th – 10th April, so if you want to see their work up close this will be your chance. The fair has over 80 international exhibitors selling works priced from £30 to £10,000.
“Aspects of my past career in mental health continue to influence my work with clay,” explains ceramist Fenella Elms. “The subconscious approach, a sense of rhythm, attention to detail and difference. I don’t seek to put my experiences into the clay, but marvel at how they emerge.”
Fenella creates wall mounted ceramic art, ceramic sculptures and takes on commissions.
One of Yuta Segawa‘s techniques involves using his feet or his tongue to throw the clay into dynanic pieces. Cool, huh?! He also makes these fantastic miniature pieces of art – the ideal addition to a printer’s tray, if you ask me.
Charlotte Pack grew up on a farm, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that she’s heavily influenced by wildlife and nature in her work. Travelling through Southern and Eastern Africa also had a fundamental impact on Charlotte’s artistic direction. Her work comes to life in her studio in the East Sussex countryside.
Last year Yunwook Mun won the Ceramic Art London “Highly Commended Newcomer” award for his bright, bold and contemporary designs. Based in Michigan, Yunwook uses steel in his works to contrast with the ceramics. This is statement art that is colourful, loud and proud.
Myung Nam An
“The essence of my work is the human being and their everyday life,” explains Myung Nam An. Her pieces are delicate ceramics, featuring plenty of colour and intricate detailing. Myung’s enthusiasm for the medium is infectious, and can be seen in her work. “I find ceramic to be the most versatile material,” she says. “Working in clay is really deep and has much to interest me: philosophy, technique – so much.”
You can see all of the above ceramists work, along with many other exhibitors, at Ceramic Art London from 8th – 10th April.