Special Exhibition


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April 22 - June 3, 2007:
Ruth Duckworth, USA
Ken Eastman, England

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 and cheerfulness.

Ruth Duckworth
Ken Eastman
H 63cm H 40cm H 65cm
H 31cm H 40cm H 40cm
H 32cm H 35cm H 25cm
H 30cm H 16cm H 27cm
H 32cm H 28cm H 32cm
H 21cm H 31cm H 30cm
H 31cm H 30cm H 32cm
H 24cm H 30cm H 29cm
H 40cm H 30cm  


Further information on Ruth Duckworth´s work to be found in the publication
" Ceramics Art and Perception", Issue 66.

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Friday 11.00 am. to 01.00 pm. & 2 pm. to 6pm.
Saturday 11 am. to 6 pm.

Vernissage: Sunday, April 22, 2007 11.30 am. to 06.00 pm.
Opening speech by Tony Franks, former president of the International Ceramic Academy, Geneva


Exhibition site:

Galerie Heller
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 2
Im Stadtgarten
D-69117 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0) 6221 - 61 90 90


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