Congratulations to Clare Twomey who was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours for services to Art. Twomey is a London based visual artist and Professor of Art Practice with a specific interest in clay, working in performance, serial production, and site-specific installation. 

Twomey is currently exhibiting her vast sculpture Monument at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris in the exhibition The Flames. Monument examines the use and value of everyday ceramic commodities, in its collapsing movement it raises contemporary questions of over production, over consumption and recycling. As an introduction to the exhibition, Twomey’s installation invites us to revise our preconceived ideas about ceramics, and more precisely about porcelain, oscillating between function and sculpture. The work was supported by the Confederation of industries ceramic in France, Bretagne Ceramics industry, De La Faiencerie de Gien and Revol Porcelain.

The exhibition presents ceramics by modern and contemporary artists and ceramicists, among them Bernard Leach, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Cindy Sherman, Judy Chicago, Theaster Gates, Takuro Kuwata, and Natsuko Uchino.  

Photography Monument by Pierre Antoine 

Photography Portrait @claretwomeystudio