Something a little different has caught my attention this week. A pottery exhibition! Jennifer Lee is exhibiting at Kettle's Yard in Cambridge until September 22nd. The ceramicist creates stunning hand-crafted pieces, the ones being exhibited are said to be ‘retrospective’. Each is individually coloured by mixing metallic oxides into the clay before making. The ceramics are moulded into soft, organic shapes to give a comforting and natural effect, often one is leaning into another creating a sense of harmony. They vary in size in shape but remain consistent in their rounded bases.
It was said that after a happy accident involving a cream pot, rusty speckles and a bag of clay around 30 years ago, her style was born! The pot in question won Lee the Loewe Craft Prize in 2018.
This is the first solo museum show of the ceramicist since 1994. 40 pieces of her work will be shown from different stages in Lee’s career, as well as a few new pots made especially for Kettle's Yard.
The exhibition has given me the perfect excuse to read back through our Contemporary Ceramic Artisans book. I don’t know about you, but at the moment I can’t get enough of handmade pottery.
Now – Until September 22nd
Jennifer Lee: The Potter’s Space
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