Translucency in clay

Contemporary Applied Arts is exhibiting work by talented ceramicists Margaret O’Rourke and Andrea Walsh as part of exhibition Translucency in Clay at Circus in London’s Marylebone.

Both O’Rorke and Walsh, who work with porcelain and bone china respectively, use translucency and reflective finishes to play with how light and their pieces interact.

The work of Margaret O'Rorke and Andrea Walsh
The work of Margaret O’Rorke and Andrea Walsh

At the exhibition, Walsh will be exhibiting new work specific to the Artist into Industry Residency, which was part of the British Ceramics Biennial. The residency was hosted by Minton and Staffordshire Universiry, during which Walsh explored historical techniques, such as the acid gold etching process. Many of the pieces have been etched to the point where there are paper-thin and form purely sculptural, almost transparent objects.

Having worked extensively at ceramics institute Sanbao in Jingdezhen, China, O’Rouke has also developed cast porcelain forms for lighting for director Jackson Li.

The exhibition runs at Circus, 58 Marylebone High Street, London W1U until 20 January.

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