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CICELY PEERS
INFINITE POSSIBILITIES

10th February - 8th March 2022

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“Cicely’s work is like seeing the world anew. A love for architectural materials and detailing, inspired from a very early age by her father, have led to a unique visual vocabulary which translates the world around us in an excitement of material, light and pattern.

 

"The sense of exploration in this work is boundless: celebrating ancient craft with modern techniques, putting machine precision in to  human hands and, most recently, the chance of ash and smoke. Cicely has an envious ability to re-imagine and re-interpret that defies time and dimensions, paying homage while truly paving her own way.’

Claire Pearce, Thrown, 2022

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‘Cicely Peers: Infinite Opportunities’ is a solo presentation of work by our 2021 New Designers Thrown Contemporary Ceramics Award winner, Cicely Peers. 


Cicely's practice negotiates the boundaries between the handmade and mass produced, combining modern technologies with the more traditional ceramic techniques of slip casting. She designs complex multiple part moulds for slipcasting, produced from 3D printed objects. All created in self-glazing white Parian clay, it’s semi-transparent surface draws attention to detail and residual evidence from the mould making construction method. Each piece is a one-off, the innovative method of mould assembly allowing for almost infinite options in design form.

Cicely graduated with a BA (Hons) in Three Dimensional Design from Manchester School of Art in 2021. Her graduate collection ‘The St David’s Collection’ began from the ‘joyous’ medieval encaustic floor tiles in St Davids Cathedral, Wales and studying their patterns and re-interpreting their 2D lines into 3D forms. On graduating, Cicely was selected for a highly prized place on a residency at Gudagergaard, Denmark - an international ceramic research centre for the development of ceramic art, craft and design. Here the development of wood-firing and soda-firing  techniques followed on from and intertwined with ‘The St David’s Collection’ while the influence of Danish Architecture began ‘The Guldagergaard Collection’. 

 

Returning from Denmark in December 2021, this exhibition brings together both of these collections resulting in an inspiring snapshot of just the beginnings of this noteable emerging artist's work.

IN THE ARTIST'S OWN WORDS

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THE COLLECTION