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:

Large Frangipani Bottle

ceramic

23 x 10 cm approx

£175

Small Linear Ginger Jar (left) sold

Medium Linear Ginger Jar £75 (right)

ceramic

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

Small Diamond Straight Sided Ginger Jar

ceramic

9.5 x 4.5 cm approx

£65

Medium Cobalt Ginger Jar

ceramic

8 x 8 x 11.5cm

£60

Medium Diamond Straight Sided Ginger Jar

ceramic

13.5 x 6 cm

£95

Small Condensed Double Ring Ginger Jar

ceramic

8 cm x 6.5 cm approx

£65


Large Twisted Lines Bottle

ceramic

20.5 x 9 cm approx

sold

Small Linear Bottle

ceramic

9 x 5 cm approx

Sold

Small Dotty Tea Jar

ceramic

7 x 6.5 cm approx

sold

Medium Scalloped Bottle

ceramic and 24 carat gold lustre

16 x 8 cm approx

Sold

Medium Chequered Straight Sided Ginger Jar

cermaic

14.5 x 6.5 cm approx

Sold

Medium Linear dimple jug

ceramic with 24 carat gold lustre

12 x 7.5 x 6 cm approx

Sold

6.5 x 6.5 x 10.5cm

sold

7.5 x 7.5 x 12.5cm

sold

9 x 9 x 29cm

sold

Medium Kaleidoscope Ginger Jar

ceramic with 24 carat gold lustre

12 x 10 cm approx

sold

Small Cobalt Ginger Jar

ceramic

7.5 x 6.5 cm approx

sold

Small Double Ring Bottle

ceramic

9 x 5 cm approx

Sold

Small Double Scalloped Bottle

ceramic

9 x 5 cm approx

Sold

Medium Frangipani Tea Jar

ceramic

9.5 x 8 cm approx

Sold

Medium Ribbon Bottle (left) sold

Small Ribbon Ginger Jar sold

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

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8.5 x 8.5 x 11.5cm

sold

7.5 x 7.5 x 15cm

sold

8 x 8 x 11cm

sold

Small Scalloped Ginger Jar

ceramic and 24 carat gold Lustre

8 x 6.5 cm approx

sold

Medium Dotty Bottle

ceramic

17 x 9 cm approx

sold

Medium Condensed Double Ring Bottle

ceramic

17 x 9 cm approx

Sold

Small Chinese Straight Sided Ginger Jar

ceramic

8 x 5 cm approx

Sold

Scalloped Moon Jar

ceramic

10 x 9.5 cm approx

sold

Large Kaleidoscope Bottle

12.5 x 12.5 x 19cm

sold

7.5 x 7.5 x 12.5cm

sold

7.5 x 7.5 x 16cm

sold


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