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.

 

 

 

 

 

Photography of work by Yeshen Venema

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