cambridge contemporary art

Margaret Gardiner

Margaret Gardiner's current work is porcelain, thrown on the wheel and slab built for both domestic use and visual enjoyment. She is concentrating on finely thrown bowls, large centrepiece dishes, all sizes of jugs, and, of course, a wide range of drinking vessels.

Margaret loves textures: lace, peacock feathers, shells and shiny things and the process of evolving these into her ceramics. She recognizes that she has 3 main influences: Victorian architecture, Greek pots and the sea. She particularly wants to emulate the joy she feels when snorkelling: she delights in the colours and patterns of coral and sea creatures. Margaret notices patterns wherever she goes and she travels whenever possible.

Once she has designed the forms, she uses them as a palette for textural patterns and then chooses how to place them in the kiln for emphasis. She finds the random element at this stage very exciting and the results a constant motivator.

Over the many years Margaret Gardiner has been working with ceramics, she has developed and refined a specialist firing process of Vapour Glazing. Filmmaker Dee Honeybun follows Margaret Gardiner from the final stages of decorating and glazing through to the dramatic reduction firing, and kiln unpacking to reveal her iridescent pieces. As the process develops we learn of the many varied influences on Margaret and her work.

 

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. Prices range from £27 - £209.


 Miniature Jugs  Ceramic  H6.5 - H7cm  £27 - £40

Miniature Jugs

Ceramic

H6.5 - H7cm

£27 - £40

Hot Chocolate Mugs

Ceramic

Approx H16cm x 13cm

£33 each

 Medium Round Oven Dish  Ceramic  11cm x 30cm  £174

Medium Round Oven Dish

Ceramic

11cm x 30cm

£174

Narrow Based Custard Jug

Ceramic

Approx 17cm x 15cm

£109

Tall Mug

ceramic

15cm x 13cm

£31

Cappuccino Cup & Saucer

ceramic

 Miniature Pots  Ceramic  Approx H8cm x W6.5cm  £27 - £31

Miniature Pots

Ceramic

Approx H8cm x W6.5cm

£27 - £31

 Teapots  Ceramic  Approx H10cm x 23cm  £218 each

Teapots

Ceramic

Approx H10cm x 23cm

£218 each

 Medium Bottle  Ceramic  Approx 23cm x 8cm  £109 each

Medium Bottle

Ceramic

Approx 23cm x 8cm

£109 each

Cylinder Vase

ceramic

Large Lustrous Vase

ceramic

£261

Plant Holders

ceramic

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 Milk Jugs  Ceramic  14cm x 10cm  £72 each

Milk Jugs

Ceramic

14cm x 10cm

£72 each

 Large Plant Pot  Ceramic  30cm x 32cm  £653

Large Plant Pot

Ceramic

30cm x 32cm

£653

Wide Based Custard Jugs

Ceramic

Approx 16cm x 17cm

£120 each

Panel Patterned Milk Jug

ceramic

£72

Petal Rim Bowl

ceramic

9cm x 10cm

£35

Espresso Cups and Saucers

Ceramic

10cm x 12cm

£48 each