Akiko Hirai is showing her Moon jars as one of the U.K. potters who was inspired by legendary Korean Moon jar.
Marking 130 years of Anglo-Korean relations the exhibition celebrates these
ties through the work of four leading UK potters and a Korean artist.
The Korean Moon Jar or dal-hang-a-ri has an iconic, almost mythological
status. The artists have each been invited to present their work alongside
the historic vessel form, re-contextualising it through their individual
ceramics practice. The exhibition explores a contemporary response to
the Moon Jar and its symbolic position in Britain today.
The Chocolate Factory’s Sarah Hyndman held a Type Tasting exhibition and workshop at Pick Me Up. The work exhibited was created during a day long workshop in which participants learnt about Victorian display typefaces and played with creative typography. Each participant created their own customised display letter and added it to the exhibition at Somerset House.
Catherine Jacobs’s photograph ‘In Her Caravan‘ has been shortlisted for the 2013 Inaugural Adrian Henri £10,000 prize for Poetry in Art. Part of the Wenlock Poetry Festival, the prize will be awarded on 6th April 2013 by Carol Ann Duffy and the exhibition runs from 6-20 April at Twenty Twenty Gallery, Much Wenlock, Shropshire.
In Her Caravan was based on a poem by Elaine Randell and was taken without employing any digital manipulation. For further information about the prize and exhibition www.twenty-twenty.co.uk
“Typography is what language looks like.” Ellen Lupton. This is a creative typography workshop led by the Chocolate Factory’s Sarah Hyndman in which participants get away from the computer and explore how sound can be expressed typographically.
Type Tasting workshops are sessions in which participants get away from their computers and get their hands dirty – experimenting with type and exploring its expressive qualities. They give experienced designers an imagination refresher and novices an accessible introduction to typography.
The writing is on the wall for the pleasure loving king of Babylon who decides to entertain his guests with wine served from the golden vessels looted from the Temple of Jerusalem. Big mistake.
Here are all the Baroque devices which make us feel the horror of the doomed Belshazzar and his guests. Partly comical, partly a work of genius, the painting is a tribute to the artist’s psychological astuteness and technical sleight of hand.
Studio F9 / 7 for 7.30 / £10 including a glass of wine.
To book contact Lydia Bauman on firstname.lastname@example.org
or 020 75023367 www.lydiabauman.com
10 years on Contemporary Ceramics Centre, 14th February – 9th March 2013
This year, 2013, will be Akiko’s 10th anniversary of her graduation from her ceramic course at Central St. Martins.
“I make, so people describe, asymmetrical, imperfect and organic forms in ceramic ware for domestic use. These words become a clichéd description of some types of oriental ceramic ware, and mine. Yet, it does not explain why beauty manifests itself in such controversial forms. Imperfection itself is not synonymous with beauty. Beauty in imperfection only applies when it shows flexibility and balance between objects and their environment. My practice over the past 10 years has been a journey to create this balance in everyday objects.” Akiko Hirai
Contemporary Ceramics Centre 63 Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3BF
tel 020 7242 9644