Friday, 6 August 2010

Stuart Dickens our ceramic curator has chosen

August 2010


This wonderfully crafted pot appeals at a number of levels. The dimensions and shape of the vessel are well proportioned. The contrast of the textured body with the applied silver leaf on the neck and lip gives an added touch of opulence. Importantly, the piece has a distinctive voice and great presence.

I have admired the work of Christiane for some time and every piece from her small, simply decorated bowls to her larger more complex pieces shows thoughtful design and a high level of artistry and skill. In some ways it is invidious to select one well crafted piece from another but this particular pot is one of the ‘stand out’ pieces in a show full of excellent ceramics.

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