Monday, July 9, 2018

Ceramic Animal Sculptures Adorned with Folklore Designs

Georgina Warne is ceramicist and printmaker who grew up in Suffolk which made her interested in the natural world. Her pieces are a beautiful marriage between art and nature, each one inspired by the world of folklore and folk songs. Her work has been influenced by the poetry of Robert Macfarlane, Roger Deakin, John Clare, and Ted Hughes. The technique of 10th and 11th-century Iranian ceramics, and Italian and Spanish majolica ware has also inspired her sculptures. 

Her sculptures have a delicate form that are adorned with prints, and delightful and idiosyncratic designs which can take about three weeks to completely dry before firing. Her work can been viewed in person from July 12 -21 at Jonathan Cooper, London at the group exhibition: 30 Years. She recently worked in collaboration with Anthropologie to create trinket boxes in three lovely designs - owl, dog and swan (sold).