Repost @jamesduckceramics Our Head of Pottery has been mesmerising students all week with this mind blowing throwing. See post below for details: -----------------------------For the past week I've been teaching some of my advanced throwing students @adulteducationmaldencentre about spectacular works by @matthewchambers_ Inspired by geometric and constructivist art, architecture and design, his pieces are simply stunning. Every element is thrown on the wheel then combined to create objects that are simultaneously minimalist and perplexing complex. The image seen here is my demonstration piece/not yet finished copy. . .
Working from the centre piece outwards each layer of this object has been precisely thrown; measuring the outside of each ring to fit the inside of the next. After this each piece has been joined, starting from the innermost piece. Adding one ring at a time it slowly grows, and the form emerges. .
@james_duck_art . . . . I'm presently the Head of Pottery at the #maldenpottery @adulteducationmaldencentre a #ceramicstudio offering a range of classes for all abilities in #newmalden#london . #ceramics#pottery#craft#maker#londonmakers#keramic#design#contemporaryceramics#ceramicart#ceramique#clay#studiopottery#handmade#throwing#wheel#pot#throwing#sculpture#geometry#geometric#pattern
This silver figure of Christ is the centrepiece of a pietra dura tabernacle discussed in the previous post. The figure was designed by Alessandro Algardi, the main rival of Bernini, in Rome in the 1630s. Algardi was legally debarred from working in silver, so this beautifully finished figure was probably sent to a professional silversmith to be cast.
Rome, early 17th century
The Exceptional Sale, London, 5 July 2018