‘The Brick Thief’ at HSoA Gallery by Mary Jones | 17 October - 23 November
Thurs 2nd Nov. 6-8.30pm
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“The history of ceramic busts stretches from the 500bc Lydenburg Heads made in the South of Africa, ancient China, the Majolica Heads of Taormina, to the 20C Gudrun Baudisch, ShinYeon Jeo. Mary Jones' large scale, highly decorative and emotive heads incorporate pieces of historic ceramic fragments & tell us stories about the ‘portraits’. Fascinating, engaging & unique. A new collection - Mary's last exhibition at Paul Smith Albemarle Street sold out! Brilliant”. - Isabel H Langtry, Principal.
"As a ceramic artist my intention is to find ways of conveying the different emotions collected from human stories through ceramic practice, consequently giving each piece an individual presence.
This is achieved by painting and printing coloured porcelain slips, oxides and glazes onto the clay form, then embedding shards of crockery into the surface to add yet another layer of life to each piece.
As the exciting relationships between colour, texture, drawing and form are explored and developed, the essence of who we are is captured, revealing our internal worlds.
The faces appear
solid and grounded, motionless and still, seemingly arrested in time yet
occupied and full of life." - Mary Jones
Website - https://thebrickthief.com/