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Contemporary artists invigorate English ceramics
Jun 13, 2012

1882, an initiative named for the year when the English Johnson Brothers china was first established, aims to bring young design talent to the traditional medium. Max Lamb, a native of Cornwall, known for exploiting the traditional values of the materials he uses, is one of four artists whose work was presented at 1882's British Bone exhibit, curated by Suzanne Trocme, during ICFF.

Crockery by Max Lamb
Trocme was also the designer of a 3D printed ceramic egg cup and bowl, called Aspinals, which uses 21st century rapid prototyping techniques and powdered ceramics to sculpt continuous mobius forms.

Boned fine bone china lights
Em Johnson, the fifth generation of the Johnson family that founded Johnson Brothers, created the Boned LED lights, which approach a very traditional material in a modern way. "Boned is a foray into a topography of form," she says, "with the same shape repeated in a variety of heights. They were installed during an earlier exhibition in the London tunnels."

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