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Justine AllisonLanguage of Clay: Part 2

13 January - 04 March 2018

Curated by Ceri Jones

Mission Gallery is pleased to continue its series of ceramic touring exhibitions. Following the success of part one, The Language of Clay: Par 2 comprises three further solo exhibitions of work by three Wales based ceramic artists, each with a dynamically different approach to making. 

Justine Allison “I grew up, worked and lived in a busy part of London, and my work reflected that, as I drew inspiration from city life, (buildings, streets, windows, sounds). I now live and work in rural Wales, and encounter a different range of stimuli and exciting new chapters of exploration are opening up every day…”

Since leaving college in 1998, Justine Allison has been working solely with hand built porcelain - creating semi functional pieces. Her work addresses the boundaries between function and decoration. Justine looks at objects that are used on a daily basis; like the form of a jug and create pieces that move away from function and are more concerned with the aesthetic and the visual. Her work is very much concerned with the simplicity and beauty of the clay and incorporating pattern and texture as well as glaze to create subtle, unique variations. Thinness and movement are very important in each piece. Justine is also fascinated by the transforming effect of light on the physical properties of porcelain. When a simple object is illuminated from within, subtle details become apparent and an 'atmosphere' is created that transcends the object's mere functionality.

Photography by Toril Brancher




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