THE GLASSHOUSE
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Yn yr eira (In the Snow), Slate&Porcelai n,L_34,W_12,H_10, £270,RhiannonGwyn.jpeg
Lliwiau'r Hydref(Colours of Autumn)2022 ,Slate&Porcelain,£280,Rhiannon Gwyn.jpeg
Llifo(Flow),Slate&Porcelain,L_54cm,W_15cm,H_11cm,£340.jpeg
Cragen (Shell), Slate & Porcelain, L_19cm ,W_16cm, H_10cm,£280, Rhiannon Gwyn .jpeg
Hydref(Autumn), Slate&Porcelain,L_33cm W_2 3cm,H_7.5 cm, £420, Rhiannon Gwyn JPG.jpeg
Toddi (Melting), Salte&Poreclain,L _43,W_12,H_9,£300,RhiannonGwyn.jpeg

Rhiannon Gwyn

Snowdonia, North Wales

"My work encapsulates the rugged beauty of my home landscape - a quarrying village in North Wales by using the physical characteristics of Welsh slate and other locally sourced materials."

"This involves exploring the full potential of slate by incorporating it with ceramic processes to create objects that depict forms of the land as part of a circular process whereby I have been personally shaped by my surrounding landscape form and shape its raw materials. A process of sculpting the materials that's sculpted me."

"These features are reflected in the shapes of the slate through high firing and in the patterns and colours of the ceramics created through glazes made from slate and other collected materials such as heather and the gorse flower. It is exciting to work with materials starting with their original state and then engaging with their stages of change . The fired slate and gorse flower glaze are in sharp contrast but accentuate and complement each other echoing their relationship within the landscape."

Rhiannon Gwyn was raised in Sling near Bethesda - a quarrying village in North Wales, a place that has, and continues to strongly influence her creative practice. In 2019 Rhiannon graduated with a first class Artist Designer: Maker degree from Cardiff School of Art and Design. On the course she was encouraged to experiment with a variety of materials and their processes and found her interest to be with slate and clay, now her practice seeks to discover new possibilities in the crafting of these materials.

(First)

Yn yr eira (In the Snow)

Porcelain with glaze, fired slate

H. 10 x w. 34 x d. 12 cm

Available to purchase

(Second)

Lliwiau'r Hydref (Colours of Autumn)

Porcelain with glaze, fired slate

H. 8.5 x w. 35 x d. 13 cm

Available to purchase

(Third)

Lilfo (Flow)

Porcelain with glaze, fired slate

H. 11 x w. 54 x d. 15 cm

Available to purchase

(Fourth - Left)

Cragen (Shell)

Porcelain with glaze, fired slate

H. 10 x w. 19 x d. 16 cm

SOLD

(Fourth - Right)

Hydref (Autumn)

Porcelain with glaze, fired slate

H. 7.5 x w. 33 x d. 23 cm

Available to purchase

(Fifth)

Toddi (Melting)

Porcelain with glaze, fired slate

H. 9 x w. 43 x d. 12 cm

Available to purchase

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Caroline Burgess

London, UK

Caroline’s sculptures take inspiration from the irregularity of patterns in nature; from the undulating lines made by the waves in the sand to the crisp folds of the leaf of the hornbeam as it unfurls in early spring. Caroline uses the shibori technique to recreate these textures in a variety of fabrics. She experiments with folds and twists, responding and reacting to the natural qualities of the fabric to settle on the final form. The play of light on the surface forms an important part of the final sculpture.

Tranquility

Felt, cotton organza, cotton thread

H. 11.2 x w. 21 x d. 25 cm

Available to purchase

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Shilpa Agashe

London, UK

"My practice is rooted in curiosity and connections and is influenced by Asian art traditions. Over the course of the pandemic, walking in nature, observing seasonal changes and understanding human connections and interactions with nature has become very important to me and is reflected in my work."

Iris

Ink & chinese colour on Xuan paper, framed

H. 35 x w. 57 cm

Available to purchase

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Fernando Garcés

Toledo, Spain

"I had contact with ceramics from a very young age, and I discovered the pleasure of working with different clays and materials, I was surprised by its transformation as it passed through the kiln, the creative possibilities. Ceramics helped me to “understand" the world of art, enjoy the pieces I found in museums, their history..."

"My workshop is dedicated to making unique ceramic pieces using the potter's wheel as the main tool, located in Talavera de la Reina, a world- renowned ceramic production center with centuries of tradition. Apparently opposite materials coexist in my work, from white porcelain to rough clay, enhancing even more, if possible, the qualities of each one."

"The clay, sometimes naked, evokes the colours of the earth, and show the potter's fingerprints as the only decoration. The ash are transformed into glazes, creating rivers, fields, snow, water... The traditional techniques and the surrounding materials make each work unique, they bring us closer to nature, with its own personality."

"The gold inside the pieces is perceived as the glow of lava coming out of a volcano, or the radiance of a lightning in the sky, while at the same time, it roots us with the production of Hispano-Moresque lusterware, or the golden European porcelains. The clean profiles, reduced to their essence and stripped of any distraction, focus on sobriety, tranquillity, rhythm, proportion, and movement, to transmit in a timeless way the essence of an ancient activity. Simple pieces that reflect the personality of the potter, his references, his tastes, his training, and his experience."

Fernando Garcés studied ceramics at the Official School of Ceramics in Madrid. Throughout these thirty years, his work has evolved as a result of experience, study and constant relationships with artists and potters from different countries. In 1991 he joined the "Talavera" School of Art as a professor of Ceramics, of which he was director from 2014 to 2017. 

Foundations and Professional Associations for the promotion of excellence in contemporary craftsmanship, such as the Homo Faber Guide of Michelangelo Foundation, have recognized his work.

His ceramics can be seen in different museums, institutions and national and international collections. Museum of the City of Madrid, Ceramic Museum of Deruta, Italy, Museum of Fine Arts of Kaoshiung, Taiwan, or FLICAM. International Contemporary Ceramic Art Museum. Fuping, China, among others.

(First)

Midsummer (2022)

Wheel-thrown stoneware and white glaze

Dia. 23.5 cm

Available to purchase

(Second)

Green Lake (2022)

Wheel-thrown stoneware and white glaze

Dia. 23.5 cm

Available to purchase

(Third)

Volcano (2021)

Wheel-thrown stoneware, ash glaze and gold lustre

Dia. 25.5 cm

Available to purchase

(Fourth)

Early Snow (2022)

Wheel-thrown stoneware and white glaze

Dia. 25 cm

Available to purchase

(Fifth)

Autumn 1 (2021)

Wheel-thrown stoneware and white glaze

Dia. 24.5 cm

Available to purchase

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Vladimir Guculak

London, UK

Vladimir is a London-based designer and artist. He has a Masters Degree from the Edinburgh College of Art. He has been a tutor at Kingston University and a visiting design tutor at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Paysage, the University of Greenwich and the Bartlett, UCL.
 

Alongside his landscape design work, he uses different mediums and landscape observations to create artworks that explore randomness as a principle of order, unravel hidden perspectives and highlight the epics in the everyday. 


His works were featured in group exhibitions at the Botanical Beauty show(Riverside Gallery, Richmond, UK) and National Original Print Exhibition (Bankside Gallery, London). Most recently he had his debut open-air solo show in the historic Gardens of Versailles in France.

(Top)

Bracken

Leaves on 270gsm superfine ultrawhite smooth card, Tulip tree frame

H. 64.5 x w. 64.5 cm

SOLD

(Middle)

Lunaria Annua

Seeds on 290gsm Fabriano Tiepolo card card, Jacobean oak frame

H. 61.3 x w. 81.4 cm

Available to purchase

(Bottom)

Lavender

Seeds on Daler-Rowney snow white card, Tulip tree frame

H. 50 x w. 50 cm

Available to purchase

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Manjari Murugesan

Ahmedabad, India

"Weaving has a very intimate process. Every thread passes through my fingers. Everything I do is done by hands. Working with hands gives one a connection with the materials and tools, adding more purpose to art. Each tapestry is a part of who I am. I experiment with non-conventional materials and different textures from terracotta to feathers. Every human interacts with fabric no matter what caste and creed they belong to, and the right use of textures can convey so much emotion."

Raw

Handwoven tapestry

Materials: jute, cotton, paper beads mache

H. 25 x w. 35 cm

Available to purchase

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Louise Frances Smith

Margate, UK

"I am an artist working with clay and found materials, making sculptures and vessels."

 

"The work I create explores natural forms, abandoned detritus and architecture in the landscape. I cast different materials and experiment with a variety of objects, surfaces and textures - playing with the display in how objects relate to each other. The combination of using found materials, the serendipitous nature of clay and creating highly textured and detailed surfaces reflect the environments, objects and human traces I find on my exploration of the landscape. I am passionate about the environment and making my practice more sustainable and since moving to Margate three years ago I have become fascinated by our coastlines - the seawalls, cliff faces, cliff nets and structures along the coast inspire my work, the contrasting patterns of man made bricks and natural erosion patterns in the chalk along the tideline."

 

"I am an artist living and working in Margate, Kent, in my home studio. I graduated from a Fine Art degree in 2009 and went back to study ceramics in 2017 on City Lit's two year Ceramic Diploma. Last year I received Arts Council funding to research using local materials in my work, with a focus on clay, chalk and seaweed which will end with an exhibition this summer to show a new body of work."

(Top)

Tideline no. 1

Earthenware, glazed

H. 15 x w. 15 x d. 8.5 cm

Available to purchase

(Bottom)

Tideline no. 3

Stoneware, glazed

H. 26 x w. 12 x d. 9 cm

Available to purchase