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  • 3D CLAY PRINTING SPOTLIGHTED IN LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2021

    WITH DEMONSTRATIONS AND TALKS Preston is currently turning the spotlight on 3D clay printing where some talented artists are blending digital technology and their artistic craft skills to stretch what can be done with clay to create some truly mind-boggling new ceramics. At The London Design Festival, he brings together established and emerging artists using 3D clay printing to exhibit works worthy of collecting.  Works range from functional wares to sculpture.  Artists will also share their perspective on innovating one of the world’s oldest art forms in on-line talks throughout the festival. Makers in the exhibition are Jonathan Keep, Nico Conti, Michelle Shields, Heleen Sintobin, Ryan Barrett, Fred Gwatkin, Edgar Ward and James Rogers. Location:  11 Avenue Studio, Sydney Mews, London, SW3 6HL   Part of The Brompton Design District of LDF Dates and Times: Exhibition:  Monday, 20 September to Sunday, 26 September; Hours: 11am to 6pmDemonstrations and 3D clay videos will play through out the exhibitionOn-line Talks:  MONDAY     20 September 7-8pm;   THURSDAY 23 September 7-8pmEVENTBRITE Link to register for talks coming soon


  • COLLECT 2021, the International Art Fair

     Founded in 2004 by the Crafts Council, Collect has established itself as the preeminent art fair for contemporary craft and design.  I’ve worked with the Collect VIP programme to host virtual tours with a stunning group of specialist international galleries, showcasing works made in the past five years by living artists. It’s also been my pleasure to work with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery  by curating an exhibition to tempt you to acquire some of the exceptional pieces of work on display created by the highly talented artists like Amy Hughes above. At a time when we are unable to come together at Somerset House in London, you can find works on the online art platform Artsy.net for exhibitors to showcase the works for sale from 26 February – 24 March 2021. https://www.artsy.net/fair/collect-2021 https://www.thecynthiacorbettgallery.com/exhibitions/262-collect-2021/overview/


  • LONDON CRAFT WEEK 3-D Clay Printing Demonstration & Talk 3-4 Oct 2020

    3D clay printing is a phenomenal new art form that is stretching what artists are able to do with clay.  London benefits from artists who are at the cutting edge of creating the works and necessary technology.  Preston Fitzgerald, contemporary arts collector, curator and judge of the Mayliss Grand Young Masters Ceramics Arts Prize brings together some talented artists to give 3D printing demonstrations, exhibit their 3D clay artwork, and talk about their practice.  Meet the following pioneering talent:  Ryan Barrett, Nico Conti, Fred Gwatkins, Jonathan Keep, Heleen Sintobin and Michelle Shields. These artists are known and skilled at working with their hands in a traditional way but they have chosen to stretch the boundaries of clay through technology. The field of  3D printed ceramics is in its infancy.   3D printing traditionally was focused on polymers, then metals and most recently ceramics and multi-material for manufacturing.  The printers and CAD applications were developed with manufacturing design in mind so each of our artists has had to delve into their craft through repeated testing and trials of the impact of analog and digital technology and their understanding of the materiality of clay. Our schedule for LCW is a full day of artists demonstrating their craft. Each artist will have their own section where in rotation throughout the day each will give a demonstration and discuss their practice.  They will show the technology that they developed to enable their art forms. .In many cases they not only have to design their own software/CAD, these artists have to tinker with the mechanics and tools — It’s not  just the kiln anymore. Additionally, each artist will provide examples of their


  • CLAY TODAY July-Aug 2020

    Clay Today is the first all-ceramics online exhibition curated by me for The Cynthia Corbett Gallery in association with The Young Masters Art Prize featured on Artsy. The exhibition has eighteen international artists working in all mediums of clay, earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. The ethos behind this show is to provide a platform for artists and makers working in isolation due to the pandemic which has been very challenging for their working practices and for the production of their objects. The works presented here reflect various directions that these artists followed while adjusting their work processes and treatment of materials, given the constraints of isolation. All the artists are dealing with the challenge of exhibiting work that is tactile and multi-dimensional as physical exhibitions have been curtailed, cancelled and many galleries have had to adjust their programming. All the artists are strong believers in giving back to their community.  Therefore, we have chosen The Craft Pottery Charitable Trust (CPCT) as the beneficiary of 10% of all sales. The CPCT is the charity of The Craft Potters Association a UK organization which has been promoting contemporary studio ceramic artists for over 60 years. I hope that you enjoy this online exhibition Clay Today and are impressed by the range and breadth of art that can be achieved with the medium of clay. Click for the catalogue.


  • Young Masters Ceramics Prize 2017

    The shortlist for the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize is announced. Ten ceramic artists from across the globe will compete for this coveted prize, which is a strand of the Young Masters Art Prize, an international award that celebrates contemporary artists who pay homage to the skill and traditions of the past. The shortlist includes Danish artist Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, whose figurative and narrative pieces have been influenced by the 15th century potter Bernard Palissy and his love of insects, story-telling and life casting techniques; British ceramicist Katie Spragg, who creates miniature worlds modelled in porcelain; and American artist Andrew Casto whose use of porcelain and gold lustre and the physicality of his abstract forms hark back to the development of historical bone china such as Sèvres and Meissen. The Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize Shortlist Grant Aston | Andrew Casto | Tessa Eastman | Antonie Eikemans | Malene Hartmann Rasmussen | Lucille Lewin | Lauren Nauman | Irina Razumovskaya | Katie Spragg | Amber Zuber The Young Masters Art Prize and Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize shortlist exhibition will be held at Gallery 8 in the heart of London’s St James’s from 19 to 24 June 2017. A selection of shortlisted artists will be shown in an exhibition at the Royal Overseas League from 28 June to 8 September 2017 and at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery from 2 to 14 October 2017 during Frieze week. The winner of both prize strands will be announced on 21 June.