With Hans Coper and Lucie Rie, Ruth Duckworth,
born 1919 in Hamburg, belongs to that group of artists who
succeeded to leave Nazi-Germany in time and emigrate to England.
Duckworth, since 1966 a resident of Chicago, is famous for
her abstract ceramic sculptures rooted in the traditions of
classical modernism, bearing references to Cycladic figurines
and African ritual objects.
Ken Eastman, born 1960 in Watford, Hertfordshire, explores
in his work the potential of the vessel as sculpture, of sculpture
as architecture. Slab built open, monumental, abstract vessels
alternate with closed, mainly cylindrical objects in delicate
pastel colours. Despite their frugal rigour of form, the painterly
coloured surfaces of Eastman’s objects radiate ease
Further information on Ruth Duckworth´s work to be
found in the publication
" Ceramics Art and Perception", Issue 66.