Collect 2020, Stand E10, East Wing
Established in 2019 between the bustle of London's Victoria and the elegance of Belgravia, Studio Pottery London showcases the work of Gregory Tingay together with contemporary ceramics of museum calibre. Uniquely these are shown within a working studio for the learning and practice of wheel-thrown pottery - a space Edmund de Waal described as being of 'extraordinary beauty'.
Trained by a pupil of Bernard Leach, Tingay's work speaks of his native Africa in an efflorescence of sgraffito and polychromatic slip. By contrast, Cornish-based Michel Francois, an alumnus of the Leach Pottery St Ives, reinterprets the Korean form of porcelain moon jars. Multicultural tradition meets modernity: both artists explore new ways of creating ceramic vessels of monumental and sculptural presence.