Gwyn Hanssen Pigott
Dates & times
Thu 20 August — Sun 20 September 2009
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott is an internationally celebrated artist whose years of dedication to ceramics and her deep study of particularly the oriental traditions of pottery have produced highly refined surfaces and forms and delicately nuanced glaze colours. Her harmonious still life groups are beautiful in themselves, but they also work to subvert at a very sophisticated level the old art/function dichotomy that has traditionally so divided the visual arts community. She does this by creating sets that have great wholeness and yet are composed of individual vessels that are manifestly both useable and of the highest aesthetic quality.
Image: Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Yellow fade, with three bowls, 2008, translucent porcelain, 19 x 102 x 15 cm (11 pieces).