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GEORGINA WARNE

SPRING


GEORGINA WARNE

SPRING An exhibition of new sculptures at the BADA Fair Stand B64 15 – 21 March

Jonathan Cooper 20 Park Walk London SW10 0AQ t: +44 (0)20 7351 0410 mail@jonathancooper.co.uk jonathancooper.co.uk


The Shell Collector stoneware glazed with hand painted detail 17.75 × 14.17 × 5.5 ins (45 × 36 × 14cm)


There’s a Lion in the Garden stoneware glazed with hand painted detail 14.17 × 15.35 × 6.75 ins (36 × 39 × 17 cm)


Big Raven’s Whale stoneware with hand painted detail 21.25 × 20 × 6.75 ins (54 × 51 × 17 cm)


Honey Hare glazed earthenware 22.8 × 17.3 × 6.69 ins (58 × 44 × 17cm)


The First Swallow stoneware glazed with hand painted detail 15.35 × 16.53 × 5.15 ins (39 × 42 × 14 cm)


Mother Shell Collector stoneware glazed with hand painted detail 19.7 × 14.5 × 6.7 ins (50 × 37 × 17 cm)


Dancing on the drum of the hill in her flamenco heels stoneware glazed with hand painted detail 18.50 × 18.89 × 6.75 ins (47 × 48 × 17 cm)


Running Hare stoneware glazed with hand painted detail 17.75 × 19.7 × 4.75 ins (45 × 50 × 12 cm)


Creatures of the Night porcelain 10.62 × 3.54 × 3.54 ins (27 × 9 × 9 cm)


GEORGINA WARNE 1967

Born in Bury St Edmunds

1991

BA in Ceramics and Glass, Birmingham Institute of Art and design

1993

MA in Ceramics with distinction, Cardiff School of Art and Design

Exhibited in the group exhibition Ceramic Contemporaries at the Victoria and

Albert Museum, London

1994

Awarded Commonwealth Foundation Fellowship in Arts and Crafts. Studies in

Papua New Guinea for six months

2007 – 15 Exhibited at the Red Dot Gallery, Holt; Foss Fine Art, London; Imagine Gallery,

Long Melford; the Aldeburgh Art Gallery, Suffolk, and Cambridge Contemporary Art,

Cambridge 2012 – 14 Exhibited at the 20/21 British Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London 2012 – 13 Artist consultant for the Heritage Lottery Funded Culture of the Countryside Project,

Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, Norwich

2013

Exhibited at Lapada Art & Antiques Fair, London

Exhibited in 25 Years: Anniversary Exhibition, Jonathan Cooper, London

Exhibited in New Contemporaries 2013, Jonathan Cooper, London

2014 – 15 Exhibited at BADA Antiques and Fine Art Fair, London 2014

Joint exhibition with Harriet Bane, Jonathan Cooper, London

2015

Exhibited in Georgina Warne: Three Important Works, Jonathan Cooper, London

2016

Exhibited in New Year, New Art, Jonathan Cooper, London

Mural commission for the Big C Centre, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

I N S P I R AT I O N A N D T E C H N I Q U E An upbringing on a Suffolk smallholding first kindled Georgina’s interest in the natural world which surrounded her, a theme which continued to fascinate her as she undertook her BA and MA under the eminent ceramicists Mick Casson, Alan Barrett - Danes, and Geoffrey Swindell. This was followed by a Commonwealth Foundation Fellowship spent in Papua New Guinea in 1994, which allowed her to further her study of the universal relationship between art and nature, and to examine the local use of natural materials and pigments. Georgina draws inspiration from the world of folklore and folk songs, as well as the poetry of Robert Macfarlane, Roger Deakin, John Clare, and Ted Hughes. In 2007 she was invited to illustrate Richard Mabey’s limited edition publication Whistling in the Dark – In Pursuit of the Nightingale with 21 sepia drawings and etchings. Her practise as a printmaker also informs her sculptures, as she prints and hand-colours the surface of her works with her delightful and idiosyncratic designs. Each work conveys a unique narrative or message that is frequently related to conservation.


Alongside her interest in the motifs of folk art, Georgina is inspired by the style and technique of 10th and 11th-century Iranian lustred ceramics, and Italian and Spanish majolica ware. She works with stoneware clays of the highest possible quality, including Grogged White and T Material. Each sculpture is formed over an armature. Once complete, but still damp, Georgina mono-prints her designs on the surface using a mixture of underglaze pigments, before allowing it to dry completely for about three weeks. It is then bisque fired to 1000 degrees centigrade, and the motifs painted using underglazes. Finally, a transparent glaze is applied to the surface and the sculpture is fired to 1150 degrees centigrade.


Jonathan Cooper 20 Park Walk London SW10 0AQ t: +44 (0)20 7351 0410 mail@jonathancooper.co.uk jonathancooper.co.uk

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Georgina Warne: Spring  

An exhibition of new sculptures by Georgina Warne, on view at the BADA Fair, London, from 15th – 21st March 2017. A ceramicist and printmake...

Georgina Warne: Spring  

An exhibition of new sculptures by Georgina Warne, on view at the BADA Fair, London, from 15th – 21st March 2017. A ceramicist and printmake...