Tag Archives: Porcelain

399 Days

FullSizeRender 2399 Days // Rachel Kneebone // 2014 // Porcelain

In a room of historical sculptures in the V&A,  one seems to not quite fit in. Well, that is because it was made in 2014 by British artist Rachel Kneebone. This towering porcelain structure is composed of intricately carved figures. The depth Kneebone was able to achieve in her carvings allows light to penetrate through, illuminating the figures’ movement. The placement of this work in a gallery of Renaissance sculptures provides for a unique juxtaposition of 16th century and 21st century sculptures. 

FullSizeRender 3399 Days // Rachel Kneebone // 2014 // Porcelain

FullSizeRender399 Days // Rachel Kneebone // 2014 // Porcelain

Contemporary Ceramics

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Red Twisted Form // Merete Rasmussen // Stoneware, hand-built, with sprayed matt red glaze // 2012

As one of my favorite museums in London, I frequently visit the Victoria & Albert Museum. Up until last week, I didn’t know there was a ceramic wing, let alone a space dedicated to contemporary ceramics. This room focuses on working ceramicists, displaying their unique approach to the art of fired and glazed clay. Here are three works that immediately caught my eye due to their shape, color and subject.

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Headthinker // Laura Ford // Glazed stoneware, steel plaster & clothing // 2003

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Form 1113: Twisting Back, Multiplying // From the Struggling Form series // Harumi Nakashima // Glazed porcelain, with decoration in blue // 2011