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.

  • Flat Fish Dish View details
    Flat Fish Dish
    Claudia Rankin

    Flat Fish Dish

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:22.5cm W:22.5cm
    £220
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson
  • Small Lidded Pot with Lion and Flower (front and reverse) View details
    Small Lidded Pot with Lion and Flower (front and reverse)
    Claudia Rankin

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

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:9cm W:7cm D:7cm
    Sold
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson
  • Pink Elephant Plate View details
    Pink Elephant Plate
    Claudia Rankin

    Pink Elephant Plate

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:32cm D:3cm
    £260
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson
  • Hog Candlestick View details
    Hog Candlestick
    Claudia Rankin

    Hog Candlestick

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:26cm W:32cm D:15cm
    £620
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson
  • Pug Plate View details
    Pug Plate
    Claudia Rankin

    Pug Plate

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:22cm W:22cm
    £230
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson
  • Large Caddy with Bull and Flowers (front) View details
    Large Caddy with Bull and Flowers (front)
    Claudia Rankin

    Large Caddy with Bull and Flowers (front)

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:34cm W:17cm D:24cm
    £950
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson
  • Large Caddy with Bull and Flowers (reverse) View details
    Large Caddy with Bull and Flowers (reverse)
    Claudia Rankin

    Large Caddy with Bull and Flowers (reverse)

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:34cm W:17cm D:24cm
    £950
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson
  • Lion and Canary Caddy View details
    Lion and Canary Caddy
    Claudia Rankin

    Lion and Canary Caddy

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:14cm W:12cm D:12cm
    Sold
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson
  • Crocodile Dish View details
    Crocodile Dish
    Claudia Rankin

    Crocodile Dish

    2019
    slip decorated white faience
    H:25.5cm W:14cm
    £180
    Photograph: Peter Atkinson

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