mercredi 17 juillet 2013

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott at the opening of her solo exhibition at Erskine, Hall & Coe in London in June 2013. Photograph: Michael Harvey/courtesy of Erskine, Hall & Coe
"The way the pots transform in light is something special to me because this reflects what we are as human beings, ordinary but with the possibility of joy."

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, potter, born 1 January 1935; died 5 July 2013

...Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, who has died aged 78, was Australia's most distinguished potter. Because she had learned much of her craft in England, training with some of its best-known figures, and had set up her first studio in London, she achieved honorary status as an important British artist as well. The association with Britain has been rekindled in a memorable series of exhibitions in the UK over the past 20 years, and it was while visiting London for the latest of these that she suffered a stroke..

To read more : The Gardian

 I do not know when I saw the link to this Parade  by Gwyn Hanssen Picott arranging the pots of Freer & Sackler's collection, it is a great pleasure to watch online so beautiful pieces installed tastefully by the Australian potter who has just died, this is an example and an important influence for me. there are pots of Persia, China, Japan and Korea.

Here is the link:

Click on "the ceramics" to see the Parade, on each piece to enlarge on "about the artist" for the portrait of Gwyn Hanssen.

 «La façon dont les pots transforment la lumière est quelque chose de spécial pour moi parce que cela reflète ce que nous sommes en tant qu'êtres humains, ordinaires, mais avec la possibilité de la joie."

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, potière, née le 1er Janvier 1935, décédée le 5 Juillet 2013

...Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, qui est morte âgée de 78 ans, était la potière la plus distinguée d'Australie. Parce qu'elle avait fait son apprentissage en Angleterre, formée par certaines de ses figures les plus connues, et avait ouvert son premier studio à Londres, elle a obtenu le statut honorifique d'une des meilleures artistes britanniques . L'association avec la Grande-Bretagne a été ravivée dans une série mémorable d'expositions au Royaume-Uni au cours des 20 dernières années, et elle était alors en visite à Londres pour la dernière d'entre elles lorsqu'elle a subi un accident vasculaire cérébral ...

Pour en savoir plus : The Gardian

Je ne sais plus quand j'ai vu le lien de cette Parade de Gwyn Hanssen Picott arrangeant les pots de la collection Freer & Sackler, c'est un grand plaisir de pouvoir voir en ligne de si belles pièces installées avec goût, par cette potière australienne qui vient de décéder, c'est un exemple et une influence importante pour moi. Il y a là des pièces de Perse, Chine, Japon, Corée.

Voici le lien
Cliquez sur "the ceramics" pour voir la Parade, sur chaque pièce pour l'agrandir, sur "about the artist" pour avoir le portrait de Gwyn Hanssen.

2 commentaires:

Peter a dit…

Bonjour Armelle,
Yes we have the sun shining here and the sky is a beautiful blue chun glaze. I think that the heavenly potters have had success with their glazing today!
I really enjoyed following the link to the Parade by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott. The Song dynasty pots are ones that I always return to in my heart. I noticed how important the simple form of the pots that she selected was, and how many of them were white or pale cream. The simplicity of glazing complimented the quiet beauty of the pots.
It was refreshing to see these lovely things.

Must go now, but thank you so much for writing this post, I have enjoyed looking at the pots so much.

Best Wishes, P, L, & NS

Armelle Léon a dit…

Hello Peter,

Yes her Parade is very nice, I think so, and we can enlarge each picture to see the pots, very old pots and the quiet beauty is very true.
I like very much the alcaline blue glaze of the persian pots too, they all are beautiful.