You would be forgiven for mistaking Stuart Carey’s ceramics for a still-life, so close is his tableware collection to the quiet intimacy of this familiar genre. Made of thrown semi-porcelain stoneware, each set is beautifully crafted from a palette of muted blues, creams and white. No two pieces are the same, as each is lifted from the wheel whilst wet, allowing individual movements to define the finished object.
The intimacy of functional objects is the inspiration behind this collection, with Carey producing pieces that demonstrate the sentiment that we can attach to everyday objects. “What I want to highlight is how we build similar relationships with functional ceramics as we do with one and other and attempt to produce pieces that demonstrate this interaction and make the user feel something on a physical and emotional level.”
Carey is exhibiting this weekend at the Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, April 12 -14, 2013.
Further details about his work and upcoming exhibitions can be found on his website. /www.stuartcarey.co.uk/.