Rhian Malin

Solo Ceramic Showcase

 

1st August - 27th October 2018

Photography credit: Yeshen Venema

Inspired by her Grandmother’s Willow Pattern collection, Rhian continues the long historic tradition of hand-painting porcelain with cobalt-blue decoration.  Her elegant wheel-thrown porcelain vessels are the chosen surface created to stretch this tradition in to the 21st Century.  The beauty of imperfection is explored through applying geometric patterns to deliberately distorted forms, challenging the inherent perfectionist Rhian is at heart.  Taking a mathematical approach to applying each design, patterns are either projected onto vessels to accentuate their unconventional, dimpled contours or divided up vertically into eighths by eye, to highlight their tapering forms.

 

 

 

 

 

Rhian Malin at work
Rhian Malin at work

Photo by Lucy Barriball

frangipani dimple jug.jpg
frangipani dimple jug.jpg
Mandala bottles
Mandala bottles
Large ginger jars
Large ginger jars
Collection of bottles and jars
Collection of bottles and jars
Linear ginger jar
Linear ginger jar
Linear bottle
Linear bottle
Fluted ginger jars
Fluted ginger jars
Collection of bottles
Collection of bottles
Fingerprint dimple jug
Fingerprint dimple jug
Scalloped bottle & Frangipani bottle
Scalloped bottle & Frangipani bottle
1. double ring bottle, frangipani bottle, scalloped bottle.jpg
1. double ring bottle, frangipani bottle, scalloped bottle.jpg
Frangipani bottle
Frangipani bottle
Mandala bottles
Mandala bottles
Fluted ginger jars
Fluted ginger jars

Photography of work by Yeshen Venema