Wednesday, November 19, 2014

5 favourite sculptures at ICSHU

Walking around the International Ceramic Studio at Kecskemet was like looking at the roll call of the best of the world's ceramic artists. Every space, shelf, nook, cranny and alcove had sculpture to look at. These five works were amongst my favourites from the many that I could have picked. I love the retro numbers on the metre square terracotta work by Csulgal Ferenc.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

ICSHU Kecskemet Hungary

Made lots of sculpture and some great friends at ICSHU, the International Ceramic Studio while there as artist-in-residence. The studios are very spacious and the staff and accommodation were excellent. The black incised surfaces related to the embroidered costumes which my grandmother wore when she was a cabaret dancer. The pointy sprigs are based on nipples - a reference to my Hungarian mother. The sculptural shapes are influenced by various forms including WW1 grenades, seedpods and acorns which I came across in Kecskemet at a Cifrapalota exhibition and at the Kecskemet Arboretum.