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City Lit Ceramics exhibition, April 2020

Story added 16th Apr 2020

Jemima Robinson

City Lit Gallery is pleased to present, albeit in virtual form, the work of 12 emerging ceramicists. Derailed slightly by the global virus outbreak of March 2020, the gallery wanted to continue to celebrate the achievements of these learners by sharing images of their final pieces. 

Featuring sculptural vessels and expressive forms, the exhibition shows the breadth of processes covered by the course. Furthermore, it demonstrates the commitment and achievements of these learners as they use their studies as a launch pad for a further study or professional practise. 

City Lit Ceramics is a 25 week structured course on which process, technique and design are taught. Beginning with 2D research, learners are encouraged to experiment with form, decoration and glaze. Throwing and handbuilding are taught equally and learners supported to realise their own unique ideas using the medium of clay.

Exhibitors

Sheena Beech
Wing-Lei Lock
Ruth Bratt
Angela Montero
Jo Dawson
Bex Shaw
Arabella Greenhill
Lisa Sjukur
Marianne Hirtzel
Miny Walker
Josie Lennox
Jemima Robinson

You can view an album of work on Facebook or scroll down for the same photos of the unique pieces, (hover over each image to find out the Ceramicist's name).

We caught up one of the students - Josie Lennox - to hear about the final project she was going to display in the exhibition and how she's adjusting to life during the Covid-19 outbreak. 

Arabella Greenhill

Josie Lennox

Lisa Sjuku

Miny Walker

Ruth Bratt

Sheena Beech

Wing-Lei Lock

Angela Montero

Jemima Robinson

Jo Dawson

Marianne Hirtzel

Rebecca Shaw

City Lit Ceramics is taught by Jim Gladwin. Jim is a ceramicist and tutor who has been working with clay/ceramics since 1974. He has been involved in Ceramics’ education since 1981, holding posts at Goldsmiths, Loughborough University, Camberwell School of Art and now City Lit.  You can apply City Lit Ceramics (VR710) starting September 2020. 

City Lit Gallery was opened on 16th September 2019 by London Mayor Sadiq Kahn and displays work from a range of disciplines and students across the college. It is a non-or-profit space. 

City Lit Gallery, City Lit, 1-10 Keeley St, London, WC2B 4BA gallery@citylit.ac.uk