Beastly

Claudia Rankin

02 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019

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Claudia Rankin presents her second solo exhibition at The Gallery this October. Beastly will bring a fantastical array of ceramic creatures to the gallery in the form of both sculptural and functional works such as animal candelabras and platters. Eyes are wide and fangs are bared – picture the lion from The Wizard of Oz or heraldic beasts from antiquity, whose posturing is touched with absurdity.

Claudia Rankin lives and works in Northumberland. Growing up in London, she spent many afternoons as a child exploring the textile and ceramic collections within the Victoria & Albert Museum. This led her to an enduring love of colour, motif, pattern and historical narratives; all of which are encapsulated within her work. Following a Foundation year at Wimbledon School of Art, Rankin studied Fine Art at Canterbury College of Art (1984-1987), before completing an MA in Sculpture at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1987-1989). Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Claudia Rankin is a multi-disciplinary artist who creates visually exciting work which is constantly evolving. This exhibition follows her first solo exhibition with The Scottish Gallery - Ornament - which took place in October 2017.

Click here to read more about Claudia's practice, why she became interested in ceramics, her inspirations and her processes.

  • Tiger Mask Plate View details
    Tiger Mask Plate
    Claudia Rankin

    Tiger Mask Plate

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:23cm W:23cm
    £230
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson
  • Mexican Mask Bowl View details
    Mexican Mask Bowl
    Claudia Rankin

    Mexican Mask Bowl

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:22cm W:22cm
    £260
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson
  • Yellow Lion Platter View details
    Yellow Lion Platter
    Claudia Rankin

    Yellow Lion Platter

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:21cm W:33.5cm
    £250
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson
  • Small Lidded Pot with Rabbit and Flowers (front and reverse) View details
    Small Lidded Pot with Rabbit and Flowers (front and reverse)
    Claudia Rankin

    Small Lidded Pot with Rabbit and Flowers (front and reverse)

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:10cm W:9cm D:9cm
    £210
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson
  • Tiger Candlestick View details
    Tiger Candlestick
    Claudia Rankin

    Tiger Candlestick

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:28cm W:30cm D:16cm
    £620
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson
  • Insomniac Plate View details
    Insomniac Plate
    Claudia Rankin

    Insomniac Plate

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:21cm W:21cm
    £230
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson
  • Small Lidded Pot with Snake and Lion (front and reverse) View details
    Small Lidded Pot with Snake and Lion (front and reverse)
    Claudia Rankin

    Small Lidded Pot with Snake and Lion (front and reverse)

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:10cm W:8cm D:8cm
    £190
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson
  • Circus Horse Plate View details
    Circus Horse Plate
    Claudia Rankin

    Circus Horse Plate

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:25.5cm W:23cm
    £230
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson
  • Camel Plate View details
    Camel Plate
    Claudia Rankin

    Camel Plate

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:27cm W:27cm
    £250
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson

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