Hannah Tounsend’s sculptural vessels, merging the practices of ceramics and printmaking, reveal scrupulous order behind each expressive mark.
Based in Leicestershire, Hannah slip-casts beakers and bowls in white earthenware and creates large statement vessels using a hybrid casting-throwing technique that yields pleasingly irregular contours. These strong forms become canvases for diffuse layers of slip, stain and glaze – compositions that stand as singular artworks and combine as striking group displays.
Join us in welcoming this ambitious young artist to the gallery, who is quickly gaining popularity and repute in the world of ceramics. The works on show will explore the idea of process and materials testing, and reference the unseen labour that underpins ceramic surfaces.