Lost and Found
4 - 27 April
Curated by Rob Kesseler, UAL Chair of Art, Design & Science
In celebration of the staging of Ceramic Art London, Professor Rob Kesseler, UAL Chair of Arts, Design & Science invited first year BA Ceramic Design students to create an installation of ceramic work for the Window Gallery. Responding to the notion of lost and found, they collected an array of broken ceramic artefacts and pottery ornaments gleaned from charity shops, archaeological digs, discarded fragments from artists studios and their own workshop experiments, which hung in a long frieze across the window. These colourful sherds revealed an evocative momento mori of ceramic’s rich cultural past, terracotta topographies and porcelain passports for their journeys into the world of ceramics.
To introduce clay-forming processes in the first term, students were presented with black and white images from Rob Kesseler’s collection of highly magnified pollen and seed structures. Their challenge was to interpret these mysterious forms in three dimensions using basic clay hand-building processes. These fantastical forms reveal nature’s complexity and the student’s ingenuity in extending the tradition of organic form in ceramics.
BA Ceramic Design Stage 1 students: Anke Buchmann | Emilie Coste | Hannah Groom | Maddy Hall | Chloe Han Charlie Huang | Flora Khan | Aaron Le-Bas | Mitra Mahmoodi | Michelle Mtinsi |Harriet Nourse | Joanna Pearl | Sue Plummer | Anna Rozensteina | Lewis Rushton | Jaz Stark : Nishat Tahsin | Angela Wang | Ray Wilcock
Bela Swiderska | Teresa Zhu | Cher Yin | Hannah Keaney
With thanks to:
Duncan Hooson, Barnabay Barford, Kate Malone Andy Allum, Simeon Featherstone