4 March - 5 April 2017, Rising Stars at New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
11th March - 2nd April 2017, A Fine Line at Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery, Cambridge
18th March - 17th May 2017, Pour Me, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
16th March - 19th March 2017, Magpie Gallery, Pop up exhibition Farnham
9th June - 11th June 2017, Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, devon
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.
Having graduated from a degree in Three Dimensional Design from Camberwell College of Art in 2014, Rhian is currently Artist in Residence at The Ceramic Studio in Alderminster and has won support from the Crafts Council UK through their Hothouse Programme in 2016. She has since gone on to be the Winner of Bils & Rye Emerging potters exhibition and be selected for New Ashgate Gallery's Rising star programme.