THE GLASSHOUSE
(CENTRE)

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Hannah Rowan

London, UK

Hannah Rowan’s work explores the slippery complexities of water that draws together a liquid relationship between the human body and geological and ecological systems. She uses a range of media including sculpture, installation, performance, sound and video to explore the uncertain form of materials. She is interested in exploring notions of bodies of water, vessels, animacy of matter and the temporal transformation of materials. She is informed by situated, embodied and submerged field research, from the Atacama Desert to the High Arctic, to learn from aquatic systems and with the animacy of the more than human world.

Rowan is influenced by Hydrofeminist theory as a means for representing the interconnections of ecological systems, to chart the movement of water from the liveness of melting ice, across weather systems and within bodily fluids like sweat. She develops ephemeral, alchemical and transformative pieces to evoke fragility and transience amidst the fluidity of materials. She uses materials that trace the passing of time to transmute into other forms, to explore scale, intimacy and loss. Ice, salt, glass, copper, clay and organic matter melt, burn, leak, dissolve, take root, oxidase, congeal and crystallise in transformative interactions where phases between matter becomes slippery, porous and in flux.

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Vessel 1 (2022)

Hand blown glass, hardware, rubber straps

Approx. 41 x 17 x 14cm

Available to purchase

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Vessel 2 (2022)

Hand blown glass, hardware, rubber straps

Approx. H. 37 x w. 16 x d. 14 cm

Available to purchase

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Helen Beard

London, UK

"I am looking for ways to explore movement and growth within my work. The pieces I produce have a fluidity, they seem to be moving just as we are constantly developing. I particularly looked to capture the movement of water in pockets of pools. The splashes of water that seem as sharp shards, the crumpling earth around the pool and the colours that are found there are captured in these pieces."

 

"I look to create pieces that are tactile, the roughness of grogged clay against the smoothness of glass resting in the base of the bowl just like a pool of water. Nature is often rough and often calm and we enjoy it the most when we are in the middle of it."

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An English Glasshouse

Hand-thrown, hand-built and hand-painted porcelain

H. 10 x dia. 32 cm

Available to purchase

 

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No More Grey Skies 4

Hand-thrown, hand-built and hand-painted porcelain

Total size: H. 15 x w. 70 x d. 20 cm

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Elza Jaszczuk (aka Ceramicsmix)

London, UK

Elza makes her unique ceramics pieces with organic shapes in studio in London. In the series called 'In the search for the sea' she recreates the feeling of the presence of the majestic landscape she grew up, the shapes, rhythm and dynamics of seascape. Each piece is made by hand using stoneware and porcelain clay which is then decorated with unique manipulation of clay. This process is inspired by the sea with its crushing waves.

Large Round Platter

Hand-built porcelain

Dia. 42 cm

Available to purchase

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Wild Brown Glass Pool Image A, 2022, Ceramic a nd Glass, 46x35x16cm, £140, Sophie Ambelas.

Sophie Ambelas

London, UK

"I am looking for ways to explore movement and growth within my work. The pieces I produce have a fluidity, they seem to be moving just as we are constantly developing. I particularly looked to capture the movement of water in pockets of pools. The splashes of water that seem as sharp shards, the crumpling earth around the pool and the colours that are found there are captured in these pieces."

 

"I look to create pieces that are tactile, the roughness of grogged clay against the smoothness of glass resting in the base of the bowl just like a pool of water. Nature is often rough and often calm and we enjoy it the most when we are in the middle of it."

Wild Brown Glass Pool

Ceramic and glass

H. 16 x w. 46 x d. 35 cm

Available to purchase

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Abi Spendlove

Bedfordshire, UK

"This work was created through a process of melting frozen river water with inks and tracing their fluid patterns onto glass.  The original paintings were made on the floor.  As light shines through the sculpture it projects the image back onto the ground, creating a cycle and echoing the form that inspired it."

“My practice is fuelled by a search for invisible processes and movements. I’m drawn to movements and details which are both microscopic and earth-sized. My work stands as witness to the shimmering and shifting multiplicities to be seen in the objects, spaces and materials that are at the edge, hidden-from-view, disintegrating, in the air and under the surface."

Standing Floor (2020)

Glass paints on acrylic with aluminium frame

H. 180 x w. 120 x d. 30 cm

Available to purchase

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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."

Anthropocene Wave

Stoneware and porcelain

H. 40 x w. 30 x d. 20 cm

Available to purchase