Kitchen Table | Tony Joslin Ceramics | 1 - 25 November

Kitchen Table; functional hand thrown pieces for the cook.
Private View 6-8pm Thursday 1st November

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Tony Joslin has been making pots since the 70s and was first based in Clerkenwell. He now has his studio in the New Forest. From replicating Tang dynasty figures for the British Museum, to throwing enormous plant pots and beautifully crafted tableware there’s not much he can’t do with clay.

Assemble | Bikis Ceramics | 1 - 30 September

Assemble; work that blurs the boundary between sculptural objects and functional vessels.

Private View: 6-8pm Thursday 30th August

Bikis Ceramics is created by ceramic artist Naomi Bikis. Bikis’ studio practice incorporates research into form, focusing on altering wheel-thrown pieces, slicing them, and hand building back into the shapes. These pieces explore the relationship between the perfection of the wheel and the mark of the maker’s hand. Predominantly they are created to work together as groups, with the focus on both the bulbous, blob-like and squashed forms and the negative space between these altered works. Together with slip and underglaze, the work evokes a sense of tactility and recalls the qualities of the ancient earth they were made with.

Strata | Janie Kidston Ceramics | 4 - 26 August

Strata; a group of pots that incorporates locally and incidentally found clays and ceramic by-products from walking to work, casual observation, and travelling by foot.

Private view: 6-8pm Thursday 2nd August

Janie Kidston is a ceramicist and visual artist working in south London. Making pots with locally sourced and ‘by chance’ found materials has become a personal recording of place and landscape. This particular collection of bowls uses found-clay from sites in Brixton, Peckham and Greece. Wood ash glaze is made using ash from mid-Wales and Wiltshire. All pieces are thrown on the pottery wheel. Having originally studied Sculpture & Ceramics at Camberwell College of Arts, Janie has returned to pottery in recent years and currently makes at The Kiln Rooms in Peckham.

Sprung | Hannah Bould | 7 - 29 July

Sprung; inviting a season celebrating flowers into the home.

Private view: 6-8pm Thursday 5th July

klei is thrilled to have Hannah Bould as our very first guest artist. Every month we invite a ceramicist we love to make a wall of the shop their own. From the 7th until the 29th of July Hannah will set up her display for one month only.

Hannah is a ceramicist who makes functional, wheel thrown, stoneware pottery from her garden studio in North London. Hannah has been working with clay since 2013 and her background in printmaking continues to inform her work, with a focus on simple, geometric shapes and bold mark making. Hannah works primarily in black and white, to create unique, one-off pieces.