cambridge contemporary art

Louisa Taylor

Louisa's ceramic practice is based in Forest Hill, south-east London where she produces her ranges for shops, galleries and collectors in the UK and internationally.

The source of inspiration for her work stems from museum collections of 18th Century dining vessels. She is fascinated by the rituals of dining and the role of tableware in contemporary dining. She creates objects for the home that aim not to prescribe specific functions but instead encourage sharing and relaxed eating; she like the suggestion of how eating meals together can build stronger bonds and relationships within the family unit. Each piece is made from porcelain and thrown on the potter’s wheel.

The subtle colour palette of the range is directly influenced by hand painted decoration on historical tureens and grand vessels. Louisa deconstructs each individual colour and matches it with glaze. She uses the content of the decoration to inform the overall composition of the piece; for example the height of the vessel correlates to the proportion of the colour in the pattern, jug forms suggest birds or figurative details. The intention is to create works that as a whole, describe the pattern from where they derived.

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgegallery.co.uk or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available.


Decanter with Two Beakers

ceramic

decanter - 22 x 8 cm

beakers - 9 x 6 cm

£185

Oriole Supper Set

ceramic

Dish - 4 x 27 cm

large white vessel - 9 x 10 cm

small coloured vessels - 5.5 x 5 cm approx. 

£403