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Carolyn Genders

Artist's Work

Speckled Violet ll

    Work introduction

    The essence of my ceramics is the exploration of the tension between form,
    brushstroke and colour. The controlled colour interventions
    create movement and depth and add harmony to the traditional coiling
    Finished pieces are the result of extensive exploration, sampling,
    understanding and ownership of a range of matt vitreous slips and burnished
    terrasigilatta. Surface colour and mark making, integral to the clay body in
    tentionally confuse line and shape. Physical lines define shape and create
    visual tautness that emphasise the unique rhythm of the vessels.
    More than painted surfaces, each piece is a continuous three dimensional

    Artist Biography

    Born Singapore. Lives and works on the South Coast of England.
    Set up Studio 1980
    Member of the AIC
    Fellow of the Craft Potters Association
    Member of Contemporary Applied Arts
    Pattern, Colour & Form (A&C Black) 2009
    Sources of Inspiration (A&C Black) 2001
    Selected Collections
    Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
    Gladstone Museum, Stoke on Trent
    Brighton & Hove Museum,
    Adolf Egner Collection, Cologne Museum
    Fine Arts Society, Glasgow
    Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan
    Solo exhibitions
    2019 Contemporary Ceramic Centre, London - ‘Sentience’
    2012 Fleming Gallery, TASIS, Thorpe Surrey
    2007 Candover Gallery,Alresford, Hampshire
    2005 The New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
    2001 Bedales Gallery, Hampshire
    1999 Eton Applied Arts, Eton
    1996 Galerie Lot Duynstee, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    1994 Galerie Altstadt, Weinheim,
    1993 Barbican Showcase, London
    1989 Easton Room, Rye, Sussex
    1985 Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
    1984 Llantarnam Grange, Cwmbran, Wales
    2019 Selected Artist GICB, Korea
    2015 59th Premio Faenza, Italy
    2014 13th Westerwald Prize, Germany 2014 XXIII Internationale Biennale, Vallauris, France
    2012 Honourable Mention Ceramics Multiplex, Varazdin, Croatia
    2011 Honourable Mention 9th International Ceramics Competition, Mino, Japan
    2011 Acquisition Award, 7th Internationale Keramik Biennale, Kapfenberg, Austria
    2009 Keramik Europas 12, Westerwald Preis
    2002 XV111 Biennale Vallauris
    2002 4th Sarreguemines International ceramic competition
    2001 Internationale Biennale of Ceramic Art, Brussels
    1985 Cevider, Valencia, Spain
    1984 Cevider, Valencia, Spain
    1982 Concorso Internationale, Faenza, Italy