THE GLASSHOUSE
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Ancel Daniel

Barbados

"It was said that the air became cleaner, the skies were a rich shade of blue, the sea sparkled and animals were free to navigate undisturbed, at the advent of the global shutdown. Caribbean natives reconnected with nature as a source of healing. The proclivity to fix ‘’it’’ with the uncanny tapestry of natural remedies are sometimes found under the surface, and brewed into medicine. It is a customary response to a health crisis rooted in a cultural narrative. To encapsulate this practice, that appears to be diminishing in modernity, I used photography and ink drawings in the form of pointillism Pointillism describes the time and hours many waited in isolation, running out of ideas to relieve boredom. Sometimes gold acrylic paints and glitter was added to the composition to reference a ray of hope. This process became inspiration to archive candid moments within a vulnerable season of earth’s life and that of the exotic tourist belts in the Caribbean."

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Under the Surface 1 (2021)

Ink and mixed media on paper, framed

H. 41 x w. 51 cm

Available to purchase

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Under the Surface 3 (2021)

Ink and mixed media on paper, framed

H. 41 x w. 51 cm

Available to purchase

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Farphoria

London, UK

FARPHORIA is created by Xenia Busalova Studio to manifest the admiration for porcelain as a material - the amalgamation of earth, air, water, and fire. 

"I collect plants, flowers, berries from all over the world, dip them in liquid porcelain and fire in the kiln at 1300 °C. The plant gets caught up in the porcelain and burns out leaving only a hollow fossilised shell with all the spikes, leaves and veins imprinted into it. Something that would decay without a trace, turns into a stone instead, and becomes solidified, timeless poetry. Metals rust, organic materials rot, everything decomposes with time - yet porcelain defies decay. Porcelain is otherworldly in its imperishability, beauty and strength."

Flowers

Porcelain, 24K gold, metal rods

Dimensions: real size of different flowers, thistles, etc

Available to purchase

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Charlotte J Ward

Dartmoor, Devon, UK

"We are made of her soil, rivers and mountains. Our blood is the water that runs through  her veins, and our breath is the wind which rushes through the trees. The lines and wrinkles that adorn our skin are the same which make the leaves, and the cycles which conduct this wonderful dance of life are reflected within our being."

 

"In times of climate catastrophes and ecological disasters, this ongoing body of work reflects upon the intrinsic sense of oneness between humans and our beautiful planet. An exploration into  form and matter, through the practice of self-portraiture, with the intention of bringing awareness to this primal relationship. Ultimately dismantling the idea that we are separate from Earth; and instead, inviting the viewer to remember that we are Her."

Shedding Skins

Giclée print on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper

Framed in natural oak with anti-reflective UV protected glass

H. 76 x w. 76 cm - Edition 1/5 (+ 2 APs)

H. 127 x w. 127 cm - Edition 1/2 (+ 1 APs)

Accompanied by a signed certificate of authentification

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Unurgent Argilla (aka Nina Solsotto Cassina)

London, UK

Unurgent argilla is about clays and rocks foraged in the wild, by hand and in small quantities, worked into “site-specific” spherical vessels at the pottery wheel.

The aim is to convey a spatial and geological narrative with vessels made of a specific place earth and rocks, abstracting as little as possible from their origins. 

 

Nina Salsotto Cassina started the Unurgent Argilla project in 2019 in London. Self-taught, she is also currently a politics doctoral student at SOAS and applies her training in academia to ceramics and material research. Recently she has moved back to Italy, where she is working mainly with wild clays found around the Alps and rocks from Italian volcanic islands.

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Pantelleria n10

White stoneware and crushed volcanic rocks foraged in Pantelleria

Unglazed

H. 20 x dia. 20 cm

This piece is part of a small collection of vessels made with wild clays and rocks foraged in Pantelleria. The body of the vessel is a mixture of white stoneware and crushed Pantellerite foraged on the island. It was thrown at the wheel and stamped with material details on its base.

 

Pantelleria is a volcanic island in the Mediterranean Sea, southwest of Sicily and east of the Tunisian coast. The last eruption occurred below sea level in 1891. The island is the type locality for peralkaline rhyolitic rocks, Pantelleriti, which were used in this vase.

SOLD

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Pantelleria n13

Wild smectite clay foraged in Pantelleria, unglazed

H. 19 x dia. 19 cm

This piece is part of a small collection of vessels made with wild clays and rocks foraged in Pantelleria. This clay was foraged from a vein of red smectite soil and left unprocessed to retain volcanic sand and larger rock inclusions which melted and bursted from the clay during firing. 

Pantelleria is a volcanic island in the Mediterranean Sea, southwest of Sicily and east of the Tunisian coast. The last eruption occurred below sea level in 1891.

Available to purchase

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Nina Salsotto Cassina & Clara Holt

Italy

Sonia Pasquinelli, aka Clara Holt, was born in Pescara, Abruzzo. She is an illustrator and a decorator. She completed her classical studies and has always had a passion for classical literature, Greek epics and the surrealist current, which guide her in her research and personal interpretation of her subjects. Each piece is a one-off, illustrated with a drawing inspired by places, mythology or childhood stories. 

 

Nina Salsotto Cassina is an Italian ceramicist. In 2019 she founded Unurgent Argilla, focusing on material research of non-industrial wild materials. Unurgent Argilla is a vocabulary of wild materials, a study of what’s around us, repeated on spherical vessels, which she uses as a canvas to convey a spatial narrative. The final vases function as both signposts and autobiographical archival memories. 

 

In 2021, Clara Holt and Unurgent Argilla started a collaboration to narrate specific places through their combined styles of storytelling: materials and decoration.

Together they are working on a series of vessels and tiles made and decorated with different wild clays and rocks collected throughout Italy. Each piece is thrown and the illustration is specific to the setting where the materials were collected. Their first vessels together focus on volcanic materials and Pantelleria, with scenes from the myth of Calipso decorated with rhyolite, smectite and basalts foraged on the island.

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Wild Woman and Pot

Wild clay and weathered rhyolite foraged in Pantelleria on stoneware

Ø 31 cm

SOLD

Wild Volcano

Wheel-thrown wild smectite clay foraged in Pantelleria and white slip, fired in oxidation at 1250°C
Ø 18 cm x h 18 cm

Available to purchase

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Daughter of the Winds

Wild clay and weathered rhyolite foraged in Pantelleria on stoneware, fired in oxidation at 1250°C
Ø 31 cm.

SOLD

Harriet Hellman

London, UK

"The ceaseless cycle of nature, and a consciousness of deep time is embedded in my making, both physically and emotionally. My practice is centered on my concerns with coastal erosion and rising sea levels, specifically the wild Atlantic coastline of the UK. Reflecting on the Anthropocene, and my need to connect with nature, my embodied making processes evoke liminal spaces and concerns with ecological fragility."

"The process of surveying, painting, sculpting, collecting, interacting with the inter-tidal zone and documenting eroded coastal spaces creates a visceral response in me. My practice celebrates imperfection and impermanence and is both immediate, performative and meditative."

"I am currently developing a body of work that records performative interactions with the unfired clay in the seascape. This work strives to capture place, space and time and the energy of the moment. I create intimate, ephemeral narratives with clay on the coast. This deliberate communing with nature, means letting go, and hoping for unexpected transformed, ‘gifts from the sea’. Ceramic residues are fired, completing this alchemical exchange."

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Unfolding Time

Stoneware and porcelain

H. 33 x w. 47 x d. 25 cm

Available to purchase

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Perspectives of Time

Stoneware and porcelain

H. 38 x w. 40 x d. 20 cm

Available to purchase

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Laurie Nouchka

London, UK

Laurie Nouchka is a visual artist, yoga practitioner and body worker. Her practice is influenced and informed by the body, spirituality, consciousness and nature. Through mediums including drawing, breath work, movement and collective gathering she invites you to gain a deeper awareness of ourselves and the world around us. 

 

"This trio of Gestures of Oak form a new body of work which results from spending time on the land, both in body and spirit. While meditating, moving and breathing in these spaces I gather bark, leaves and berries. I then turn them into ink and return to their source to create the work. The gestures are an expression of the energy that I feel travelling through me from the source to the paper. A dance between the form and the formless."

Gestures of Oak I

Oak ink on watercolour paper

H. 26 x w. 20 cm

Available to purchase

Gestures of Oak II

Oak ink on watercolour paper

H. 26 x w. 20 cm

Available to purchase

Gestures of Oak III

Oak ink on watercolour paper

H. 26 x w. 20 cm

SOLD

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Ben Sutton

London, UK

A special collection fired in a Japanese-style Anagama kiln. An anagama kiln is a wood fired kiln which is continuously stoked by a team of firers over a period of several days. Because the kiln is directional the flame and ash from the burning fuel weaves it way though the the pots stacked in the kiln, creating unique textures and surfaces on each side of every pot. 

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Large Flame Painted Jar

H. 30.5 x dia. 26 cm
The areas of glossy orange, to yellow on this vase have formed where the heat from the flame has licked the surface and is called flame-painting. Areas that are left the colour of the bare clay are a record of the nearby pots and kiln shelf which have created a shadow, shielding and diverting the flame.

Available to purchase

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Small Ashed Jar

H. 16 x dia. 14. cm

This vase was fired in a very exposed position in the kiln. The side sheltered from the fired has formed a glossy orange surface from the flame, but on the front a buildup of ash has formed, sending rivulets of melted ash glaze down the side the the pot. 

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Medium Jar

H. 21.5 x dia. 16 cm

The areas of glossy orange on this vase have formed where the heat from the flame has licked the surface and is called flame-painting.  Areas that are left the colour of the bare clay are a record of the nearby pots and kiln shelf which have created a shadow, shielding and diverting the flame. Around the shoulder of this vase a light coating of ash has been deposited, slightly melting to form a matt tan glaze with speckled patches of yellow. 

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Large Ashed Jar

H. 24.5 x dia. 22 cm

The areas of glossy orange on this vase have formed where the heat from the flame has licked the surface. On the side facing the onslaught of the flames, ash has accumulated, melting and forming glossy rivulets of glaze in green and orange. 

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Small Blue Vase

This little vase was fired on its side in one of the hottest part of the kiln, the wadding used to hold it up from the shelf has created a beautiful flame painted pattern where the surface was shaded from the flame. The reverse of the pot had a section of ash glaze deposited and melted to form a glossy mottled texture, with the remaining areas of the pot taking on a steel-blue colour from the heavy reduction.

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Katie Bee

London, UK

‘Where The Wild Things Grow’ is a visual recording of my time during a W.W.O.O.F work exchange during the summer of 2021, living and working on a 48-acre Smallholding in Cornwall,  UK. The interviewing roles of a herd of rare bread Golden Guernsey goats, Dexter cows, and an extensive diversity of trees and flora were observed in the rewilding of this plot of land. The soil association certified farm values rewilding and ecological grazing methods, Its vibrant array of wildlife is no doubt an echo of the rich life below its soil."

 

WWOOF (Worldwide opportunities on organic farms) is part of a worldwide movement to link visitors with organic farmers, promote cultural and educational exchange and build a global community conscious of ecological farming and sustainability practices. 

Katie Bee currently lives and works in London. Bee's current body of work explores the interweaving relationship between our health, our soils and our communities and her time is currently spent between her art practice and role as an outdoor educator at a City Farm and Community Garden in East London.

Root of Doc

C Type Fuji Matt Mounted on wood

Edition 1/10

H. 42 x w. 29.7 cm

Available to purchase

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Zuleika Melluish

London, UK / Cambrian Mountains, Wales

Zuleika Melluish is a London-based ceramicist whose work seeks to describe plants in both their physical form and pictorially whether viewed individually or grouped together. Her pieces are impressed with dried and fresh botanical materials gathered from her garden in Wales, leaving behind startling impressions in the surface of the clay.

(Left) Dill Porcelain Vase

Hand-built porcelain with oxide, H. 36 x dia. 12cm

Available to purchase

(Right) Porcelain Vase

Hand-built porcelain with oxide, H. 35 x dia. 8.5cm

Available to purchase