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.

  • Prawn Plate View details
    Prawn Plate
    Claudia Rankin

    Prawn Plate

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:26.5cm W:26.5cm
    £250
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson
  • Small Lidded Pot with Fish (front and reverse) View details
    Small Lidded Pot with Fish (front and reverse)
    Claudia Rankin

    Small Lidded Pot with Fish (front and reverse)

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:11cm W:9cm D:9cm
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    Photograph: Peter Atkinson
  • Fish Platter with Handles View details
    Fish Platter with Handles
    Claudia Rankin

    Fish Platter with Handles

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:21cm W:39cm
    £260
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson
  • Dragonfly Plate View details
    Dragonfly Plate
    Claudia Rankin

    Dragonfly Plate

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:24cm W:24cm
    £250
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson
  • Bearded Mask Plate View details
    Bearded Mask Plate
    Claudia Rankin

    Bearded Mask Plate

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:22cm W:22cm
    £230
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson
  • Tortoise Shell Cat Vase View details
    Tortoise Shell Cat Vase
    Claudia Rankin

    Tortoise Shell Cat Vase

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:12cm W:14cm D:14cm
    £420
    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
  • Bull Mask Platter View details
    Bull Mask Platter
    Claudia Rankin

    Bull Mask Platter

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:32cm W:40cm
    £360
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson

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