Rie Tsuruta

After her BA at the University of Brighton, Rie studied MA Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art which included work placement at the Leach Pottery. She completed her MA in 2012 and has started teaching at Medway Adult Education as well as developing her own practice in a studio in London. She has exhibited at Flow Gallery, New Ashgate Gallery and was shortlisted for the 2014 British Ceramic Biennial FRESH Award.

As a cultural exchange, teaching Japanese pottery is fascinating. Each new technique with Japanese terms will be clearly demonstrated then followed up with one to one tuition. I will provide simple techniques that the learners can exploit in their own work.

My tactile porcelain tableware is made to provoke a sense of intimacy and awareness of touch. Forms and glaze colours derive naturally from the impressions of landscape in my mind. My aim is to create a still life or landscape in the domestic environment: in other words, memory of landscape made tangible.

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