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Tanya McCallin

Tanya McCallin comes to working with ceramics from a long and successful career in theatre set design.  Her pieces are simple, elemental and essentially abstract. Working from her London based studio, she uses porcelain, stoneware and earthenware bodies to make her forms, which are hand thrown and sometimes hand-finished.  Some of her creations are open bowl forms, others are tall, thrown and assembled cylinders. Each piece has a strong and quiet permanence and can be both functional, as well as sculptural and have narrative.

The weight, the smell, the damp cold and the ancient, elemental nature of clay inspires her work. She is also influenced by a range of clay objects from a variety of periods and cultures, from Neolithic pots, through to Song Dynasty Chinese, Japanese and Korean art. She's interested in the edges of pots, their form, structure and surface, but also how they function as a group; in their relationship to each other and the architectural spaces they inhabit.

 

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