Botanical ceramics. Following sell-out exhibitions at their New York gallery, Mallett bring New York based ceramicist Clare Potter to London for her first solo exhibition in the UK. ‘Botanical Ceramics’ will run from Thursday 12 to Friday 27 November 2015 at Mallett’s Ely House in London’s Mayfair.
Justin Evershed-Martin, Director at Mallett said; “Mallett has had the pleasure of exhibiting Clare’s work in New York over the years, but this will be her first solo exhibition in the UK which is very exciting. From bountiful globe artichokes to riotous Oriental poppies, we are delighted to be showcasing these beautifully delicate botanical sculptures in Ely House in November.”
For the past year Potter has been dedicated to creating 34 new, unique pieces for ‘Botanical Ceramics’, an exhibition inspired by nature and mirroring Mallett’s 18th century aesthetic. Her delicate and highly detailed sculptures capture both the beauty and imperfections of nature, combining the finest craftsmanship with a lifetime of observation.
Without any formal training as a ceramicist Clare Potter has amassed an impressive following in the US. Her first exhibition with Mallett, New York, in 2009 was a sell-out. ‘A Rare Garden: New Works by Clare Potter’ followed three years later and was named by 1stDibs as one of their ‘Favourites of 2012’. Most pieces sold on the opening night and triggered a flurry of special commissions. Given her popularity in New York, Mallett bring this exceptional ceramicist across the pond to London and introduce her work to the UK.