When we visited the Centre of Ceramic Art at York Art Gallery last year I picked up a leaflet for the Ceramic Art York 2016 event (as seen on the desk in the photo above). I did so mostly because of the design on the cover. As so often happens, the leaflet was lost from my view and life intervened, until today when tidying a certain corner.Before disposing of the leaflet in the recycling I decided to pursue that initial attraction and look up the artist: Rebecca Appleby. In her ceramic sculptures I find that she has captured those brutish elements of urban detritus which so many of us find beautiful.
I am attracted by her sculptures,
but am even more drawn to her collages/drawings
and especially to her paper maquettes. All images are from Rebecca Appleby's website.