BALLS POND STUDIO CHRISTMAS OPEN DAYS AND EXHIBITION AT THE GREEN OAK FRAMED "CLAY HOUSE" (BUILDING SITE)
OPENING: THURSDAY 3RD DECEMBER FROM 6PM
FRIDAY 4TH - SUNDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2009 from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Daily
Balls Pond Studio, 8b Culford Mews, Hackney, London N1 4DX
Kate will be having a studio sale of her Ceramics, and will be showing work made by artists met while working in her studios in Provence and Barcelona. Also exhibiting work by apprentices past and present, and London artists. Ceramics - domestic and decorative, paintings, hats, mirrored sculptures and jewels... a rather mad and exciting selection to entertain and delight.
welcome to the private view...where Barrys Lounge will be spinning some discs.....
Kate Malone in her studio in Provence
Kate Malones studio door in Barcelona
Anna Barlow is a ceramic artist based in Tufnell Park. She makes hand built ceramic ice creams, cup cakes and dessert influenced pieces. The pieces are a fusion of both porcelain and earthenware and exhibit a love of celerational food and the craft of food presentation.
Christiane Ainsley makes paintings that look like a chaotic application of richly colored globs of opaque and transparent acrylic paint but are in fact carefully crafted explorations into the language of hysteria.
In 2001, John Francis sculptor and Chrisiane Ainsley painter, moved from Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Barjols, an industrial tannery town in the Var, in Provence, South of France. They bought a dilapidated factory and turned it into one of the more exciting artistic centers in the region housin ten large artists owned studios/lofts and an exhibition area which is the present home of artmandat, at "les Perles", run by Christiane and close friend and artist Sylvie Guimont. www.artmandat.com
Diana Smith is currently studying Fine Art at Bristol School of Art.
Her work confronts the fundamentals of life - creation and destruction. Her strong personal style accesses a universal recognition using powerful sacred and erotic imagery. She has been inspired by extensive travel and work in both India and North Africa. Her Interweaving of the floral, calligraphic and geometric is also a reflection of Tibetan and Islamic devotional art.
Diana is unrestricted in her use of medium, incorporating natural forms, sculpture, and traditional painting techniques from collaged torn paper to casting in a variety of materials.
The Origin of the World, torn coloured paper, 84 x 60 cm
Duro Nuri is an Albanian/American living in Barcelona. His interest in the human condition, across various cultures and continents, the similarities of role-playing and gestures, the pliable masks we wear to perform, achieve, cajole and seduce inform his work.
ENRIQUE PEREZALBA RED
John Francis creates artworks using humble white bathroom tiles which are deceptively simple and exquisitely elegant. Francis reaches beyond the stark austerity of pure Minimalism and introduces the element of accident, resulting in a beautiful tension between controlled, straight lines and organic cracks which betray the materiality and process of the artwork.
Marguerite Olivier,(The Netherlands), resident in Barcelona
since 1982, is a self taught ceramacist.
She organizes monthly Raku workshops in the Catalan countryside
Hats and sketches from Piers Atkinson, the milliner who opened "25 years of London Fashion Week" this September, was included in the "Hats - an Anthology" at the V&A and who counts Lada Gaga, Cate Blanchett and Lily Allen amongst those who sport his Hats!
Studied ceramics at Bristol in the early 80´s, gallery artist at Anatol Orient and was selected for the crafts council index. Participated in many exhibitions such as Youngblood (Barbican), New Spirit in Art and Design (Waterloo Place), Sothebey´s Decorative Arts Awards.(London and Tokyo)
Moved to Barcelona in 1988 and has been living and working there since then.
Exploring and experimenting with other mediums and materials such as metal (i.e.gates Balls Pond ) cement, unfired clay, found objects etc. as well as performance and music projects have been the mix of activities pursued along the way.
A range of functional blue and white pottery. All individually made and handpainted in dilute cobalt over a dolomite glaze in a variety of stripes.
TALLER DE CERAMICA 4X1
Cora Egger and Marc Vidal have been working together in their studio in Barcelona since 1995. Their work is all handthrown. It is inspired by the traditional spanish ceramics.
Above: Pink Lady. 2009. Ceramic. H 165 x W 130 mm.