cambridge contemporary art

Raewyn Harrison

Raewyn is a London based ceramic artist who grew up by the sea in New Zealand, both locations deeply influence her work. She creates porcelain collections with a strong narrative based on sites and structures that fascinate her. Her trade mark dribble edges are combined with her own glazes for fragmenting image, making each piece unique.

The River Thames is a constant source of inspiration and led her to delve into the archives of Elizabethan Maps and 18th Century panoramas of London. Fragments of these images form the basis of her Mud Larking* series.

She has created industrial panoramas for her porcelain bottles using distinctive photography of the last remaining Bottle Kilns in Stoke on Trent.

Research, photography and making evolve into a mix of image, form and story.

Raewyn uses a variety of techniques throughout her making process combining slip casting, throwing and hand building to achieve her original pieces. 

*The tradition of Mud Larking, finding fragments of objects along the Thames foreshore is a rich source of inspiration for Raewyn. She collects images such as the Elizabethan Agas map of London or the Buck 1749 panoramas. They are documented memories of the river that she occasionally places beside more recent images of London to capture a connection between the past and the present. 

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.


Tea Bowl 1

Porcelain 

£40

Tea Bowl 4

Porcelain 

£40

Tea Bowl 7

Porcelain 

£40

Tea Bowl 2

Porcelain 

£40

Tea Bowl 5

Porcelain 

£40

Tea Bowl 8

Porcelain 

£40

Tea Bowl 10

Porcelain 

£40

Tea Bowl 3 Porcelain  £40

Tea Bowl 3

Porcelain 

£40

Tea Bowl 6

Porcelain 

£40

Tea Bowl 9

Porcelain

£40