About

‘Thrown porcelain in vibrant colours from my north London studio’

 

Working on the crossroad of craft and design, I find my foundation in a skills based approach. My work plays with the idea of the manufactured though shaped by my own hands on the potter’s wheel of with use of a slab roller. It aims for perfection where subtle details uncover the handmade nature.

 

Colour and form are central elements in my work. The white porcelain is my canvas that is coloured and shaped. Creating work that through simplicity of form and austere handling of material communicates a playfulness and honesty with a refined touch.

By focusing on the pure handling of the material I aim for a honest, refined look with a playful twist.

 

You can find my work at:

Programmes

In 2016 selected for the Hothouse Programme of the Crafts Council. Hothouse is a highly acclaimed business development programme for emerging makers.

Portrait BaW Arjan Van Dal courtesy Sabr

Shows ​and commissions

Shows

​2022

Ceramic Art London 2022, Central Saint Martins, London 

Spring Exhibition, Cambridge Contemporary Art, Cambridge

Nafas, The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn USA

Open House, Living Object, London

2021

Portrait of place, The New Craftsmen/Holkham Hall

Design in colour, Cambridge Contemporary Art, Cambridge

Winter exhibition, New Ashgate, Farnham

2020

 

Winter Collection, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

Prism - a group show, Thrown Contemporary, London

Going Viral at Living Object. A first online gallery show, London


 

2019

Perfectly Precarious - showcase with Natascha Madeiski at London Design Festival

Significant Form, Thrown Contemporary, London

Showcase with John Booth, Fount Bar, Selfridges, London

Solo Exhibition, Newlyn Exchange - the studio at Newlyn Contemporary Art, Cornwall

Ceramic Art London 2019, Central Saint Martins, London
Lustrum, group exhibition at Gallery 'Het Kunstgemaal', Bronkhorst, the Netherlands


 

2018

 

Ceramics 274, Shoreditch, London

Osterley House, London - National Trust - 'Made for the table'

Primary Colour, a group show – Thrown Contemporary, London

Collective Invites – group show by Hothouse alumni – 67 York Street, London

Ruthin Craft Centre – 'Made for the table'. Group show in collaboration with Goldsmiths Company.


 

2017
 

Ceramics 274. A collaboration of 10 ceramicists working in East London.

Lump Studio, Hong Kong.

International Craft Week, Hangzhou, China. Showed on invitation of the China Design Centre UK.

London Craft Week 2017, Open Studio in collaboration with New Ashgate Gallery

Playground London, group show of Ceramics 274.

Salone del Mobile, Milan – show work as part of Novamobili

 

2016

 

Collective. Group show organised by Crafts Council Hothouse South Cohort at Craft Central, London.

'Autumn show', New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

Northern Design Festival, Newcastle

'Hothouse Selective', New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

 

2015

Gallery Het Kunstgemaal, Bronkhost, the Netherlands, Autumn exhibition together with jeweller Marijke de Goey

'Handmade in Kew', Kew Gardens, London.

Apr: Open Studio, Turning Earth Hackney, London.

2014

'Ready to Ware', Agora Columbia Road Arts Centre, London 


 

Commissions
 

I love working on commissions, large and small. Please get in touch if you have any ideas and or questions. Here you find of few of the larger commissions and collaborations I have done over the past years: 

UNA St Ives UK, Luxury hotel management (2022)

KASSL Editions/Kiki Niesten Maastricht, in collaboration with Studio Sander Plug, the Netherlands. Ceramics featured short movie shown during Tefaf Maastricht (2020)

Gazelle Mayfair, London – designed and produced a range of dinnerware (2018)

Perilla Dining, London Designed and produced in collaboration with 4 ceramicists a range of dinnerware (2015)