Gail Altschuler

Gail Altschuler

Blurring the lines between art and craft.

The storytelling porcelain wall hanging plates and vessels, are illustrated with sketchbook observations.

“I aim to blur the dividing lines between Fine Art and Ceramic Craft. I use clay or porcelain as my canvas, creating illustrated plates. The themes include zoom meetings, the refugees, masks, musicians, people at rest, funny faces, at the café, at the beach, at the Met and conversations across time.” – Gail Altschuler.

Building porcelain pieces by hand, she high fires them. The process involves using many graphic procedures, combining Mishima, inlay techniques, with sgraffito and coloured washes, all under a transparent glaze. The Mishima inlay technique involves, hand drawn lines that are etched using a sharp pin needle tool and filled with underglaze. The themes also include objects drawn at museums and inspiration from art history.

The plates each have a wall hanging disc attached on the back.

Also at Venue 2, 16 Carysfort Road, N8 8RB

Teresa Schippel Hales

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