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Comtemporary ceramics at the De Morgan Centre

— July 2013

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Sasha Wardell, Three Shoal Bowls

'Observed and Made'

Contemporary Ceramics from Joanna Veevers and Sasha Wardell

5 July – 31 August 2013

The De Morgan Centre will be welcoming two established ceramic artists this summer in a selling exhibition. ‘Observed and Made’ will highlight a variety of ceramic techniques from 5 July – 31 August 2013.

Joanna Veevers and Sasha Wardell are ceramic artists with different and distinctive styles that fully complement each other. They have between them many years of experience in studying, creating and exhibiting ceramic art and have experimented with a number of techniques and mediums including mosaic, bone china and slip casting. This exhibition is an exploration of the progression of creativity, from inspiration to completion.

Both artists draw inspiration from a variety of sources; Wardell’s bone china pieces are inspired by architectural detail and sections of structure, while landscapes, gardens, stitched textiles, and the concept, order and visual nature of museums all influence the content and arrangement of Veevers’ works.

Wardell’s pieces are all individually made using bespoke advanced industrial processes that she has personally developed. The clarity and refined precision of Wardell’s bone china pieces provides a perfect contrast to Veevers’ bold works.

Veevers’ works are often site-specific and in this exhibition her works draw inspiration from William De Morgan’s Arts and Crafts ceramics (on permanent display at the De Morgan Centre); the circular mosaics reference the structured designs and richly decorated surfaces of De Morgan’s plates and chargers. A displayed selection of her sketchbooks reveals the creative process, from initial inspiration to finished object.

This exhibition provides the opportunity to purchase unique and high quality hand-crafted goods to complement a contemporary lifestyle, at an achievable and affordable price.

Prices start at £110.


See Jenny Kingsley's article 'The De Morgans: United in artistic spirit' in Cassone, December 2012  The De Morgan shares a building with the Wandsworth Museum: see Stephen Kingsley's article 'London in 30 images' in Cassone, May 2012

The De Morgan Centre
38 West Hill
SW18 1RX

T: 020 8871 1144

Opening hours:
Tuesday – Friday 1p.m. – 5p.m.
Saturday 11a.m. – 5p.m.

Late opening: First Thursday of every month 1p.m. – 9p.m.

Admission charges:
Adults £4
Children free
Art Fund Members free

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