Last year London Art Fair launched Platform , a new feature focusing on a single distinct theme every year, be it an artistic medium, movement or a geographical or cultural exploration. The section allows invited galleries to present a combination of well-known, overlooked and emerging artists that align to the theme.
The first edition of Platform explored the expansive territory of Ceramics.
In the last decade, ceramics has been enjoying somewhat of a revival – both amongst the collectors revealing a new found appreciation of the medium and an appeal of the authentic and bespoke; and a new generation of artists exploring new possibilities and shifting perceptions of the craft.
As such ceramics have equally been gaining prominence across London Art Fair, from established names who have long championed the medium such as Lucy Rie (Askew Art) – one of the twentieth century’s most celebrated studio potters, renowned for the elegance and simplicity of her work; to contemporary artists, such as Claire Partington (James Freeman) who utilises traditional ceramic techniques and their qualities to construct narratives
Whether taking the shape of a functional vessel or more sculptural ceramics the Fair’s new ‘Platform‘ section, brings to the fore a selection of galleries and artists which encompass both significant names alongside some of todays most exciting emerging maker’s.