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Seven Artists Crack Open the Art of Printed Matter in ‘Bookworks’

May 17, 2022

Kate Mothes

[…] our perennial fascination with the printed and bound medium. Cheri Smith, Russell Webb, Guy Laramée (previously), Aron Wiesenfeld, Guillermo Martin Bermejo, El Gato Chimney, and Claire Partington (previously) work across a wide range of styles including sculpture, illustration, painting, and printmaking. In Bookworks, Laramée’s deconstructed reference volumes are transformed into […]

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Ceramic Figurines by Claire Partington Put a Contemporary Twist on Historical Symbols

January 11, 2022

Grace Ebert

All images © Claire Partington, shared with permission Citing traditional portraiture and figurative ceramics, London-based artist Claire Partington (previously) sculpts grand characters with a dose of contemporary wit: Lavishly outfitted women lose their heads to anthropomorphized octopuses, a flip flop-wearing fairy dozes alongside empty beer bottles, and sneakers and a […]

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Figurative Ceramic Vessels by Claire Partington Combine Animal Traits with Historic and Mythical Characters

May 29, 2019

Kate Sierzputowski

Photographs by Tim Bowditch, courtesy of Claire Partington London-based artist Claire Partington creates figurative ceramic vessels steeped in power dynamics and status. Her works often feature removable head stoppers of humans and animals, which bring a range and versatility to each glazed character. Her inspiration for the elegant figures comes […]

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A Menagerie of Ceramic Beasts and Curiosities at Messums Wiltshire’s ‘Material Earth II’

February 14, 2018

Laura Staugaitis

[…] by Bouke de Vries, 17th century Chinese porcelain bowl, taxidermy, wax fruit and mixed media, H33 x W33 x D24cm Forest Fruits – Bear by Claire Partington, Earthenware, Glaze, Enamel, Lustre & Mixed Media with two interchangeable heads, 2017, H62 x W39 x D20cm https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/carrington-1.jpg https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/marin-1.jpg https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/marin-2.jpg https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/harrison-2.jpg https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/barnaby-1.jpg https://www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/rasmussen-2.jpg […]

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