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Phoebe Cummings

Antediluvian Swag [detail], Phoebe Cummings, 2016. Photo: Sylvain Deleu

Phoebe Cummings creates temporary sculptures and installations from raw clay. Working largely without a permanent studio, she has developed work through residencies or by using the gallery space as a temporary workshop. Challenging expectations of how craft may be made and experienced, her site-specific works last only the duration of the exhibition, the clay then being reclaimed and reused where possible. Intricate and detailed, her work responds to the natural world and its interpretation through art and design sources, including porcelain sculpture, botanical illustration, prints, and architectural ornament. Cummings was the winner of the British Ceramics Biennial Award in 2011.

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