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Celebrating the Kiln: New Ashgate Gallery & Craft Study Centre present Arja...
Thu 4 May 2017, 18:00 – 18:30 BST
Ceramicist, Arjan van Dal, showcases his functional ware, inspired by 12th to 17th century Jingdezhen monochrome porcelain and modernist design, discusses his influences and ceramics training in Holland and describes and demonstrates the full kiln firing process.
The Crafts Study Centre and the New Ashgate Gallery work together on a number of projects including their roles as partners in the Crafts Council’s Hothouse programme, which fosters the careers of emerging makers. One such maker is the ceramicist Arjan van Dal, who participated in the 2016 cohort and leads an Open Studio and Artist’s Talk in his studio.
Arjan’s functional ware is inspired by 12th to 17th century Jingdezhen monochrome porcelain and modernist design. He discusses his motivations and ceramics training in Holland, and his most recent work is on display at his London studio, where ‘austerity of form meets a refined touch’. Arjan Van Dal is also participating in a talk and demonstration at New Ashgate Gallery in May.