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David Jones Rhys

MA Design (Ceramics); MA Design (Furniture); MA Design (Jewellery) Alum
Central Saint Martins
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David Jones Rhys


Informed by journeys or site-specific locations, David’s work draws inspiration from Charles Baudelaire’s concept of the ‘flâneur’, as a detached observer of the modern metropolis.

David documents journeys or site-specific locations through photographs and drawings; these are used to make sculptural, narrative ceramics that reflects the experience of the journey. His artworks are a form of social documentary recording the mix of cultures and architecture found in the modern day metropolis.

Since graduating from MA Design; Ceramics David has developed a wide-ranging practice from commemorative ware to public art installations and artists books capturing the journeys he undertakes for his projects.

David has exhibited widely, including the V&A Museum, the Royal Academy of Arts and the Courtauld Institute. In 2010 he was joint winner of the Jerwood Contemporary Makers Prize, and his work is held in many private and public collections, including the Tate.


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