cambridge contemporary art

Rhian Malin

Inspired by her Grandmother’s Willow Pattern collection, Rhian Malin continues the long historic tradition of hand-painting porcelain with cobalt-blue decoration. Her elegant wheel-thrown porcelain vessels are the chosen surface, created to stretch this tradition in to the 21st Century. 

The beauty of imperfection is explored through applying geometric patterns to deliberately distorted forms, challenging the inherent perfectionist Rhian is at heart. 

Taking a mathematical approach to applying each design, patterns are either projected onto vessels to accentuate their tactile, dimpled contours or divided up into eighths vertically to highlight their tapering forms.

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. 


Pieces available in the gallery:

8.5 x 8.5 x 11.5cm

£95

6.5 x 6.5 x 8.5cm | 8.5 x 8.5 x 11cm

£55 (left) | £75 (right)

7.5 x 7.5 x 15cm

£75

12.5 x 12.5 x 19cm

£220

6.5 x 6.5 x 10.5cm

£50

8 x 8 x 11cm

£85

8 x 8 x 11.5cm

£60

9.5 x 9.5 x 20cm

£145

7.5 x 7.5 x 15cm | 5 x 5 x 7.5cm

£75 (left) | £35 (right)

7.5 x 7.5 x 12.5cm

£65

7.5 x 7.5 x 16cm

.£95

8 x 8 x 11.5cm

£75

9 x 9 x 29cm

£275

7.5 x 7.5 x 12.5cm

£65


photographer Yeshen Venema

Bottles

ceramic

Layered Lines Bottle

photographer Yeshen Venema

 photographer Yeshen Venema

photographer Yeshen Venema

Dimple Jugs

photographer Yeshen Venema

Ginger Jar

photographer Yeshen Venema

 photographer Yeshen Venema

photographer Yeshen Venema

 Bottles  photographer Yeshen Venema

Bottles

photographer Yeshen Venema

 Frangipani Bottle  photographer Yeshen Venema

Frangipani Bottle

photographer Yeshen Venema