Oxford Ceramics Gallery are proud to announce a major exhibition of two and three-dimensional work by Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), one of the most important British ceramic artists of the twentieth century (he preferred the epithet ‘artist in fluxed earth’). Henderson began by making vessel forms, but gradually opened these out into more complex structures, with completely new clay combinations and qualities of surface which drew on his abstract vision, and his interest in urban and natural landscapes and forms. Regarded as very much ahead of his time, Henderson took clay to new levels of exploration, the ramifications of his work will continue to be felt for years to come.
The exhibition will feature a wide range of pieces made from the late 1970s until the end of the 1990s. These will include tall vessels, dishes, tea bowls and sculptural objects, as well as a rich selection of paintings and drawings, all demonstrating the powerful as well as delicate and intricate expression of Henderson’s searching art. Significantly most of the work in this selling show will be from the artist’s estate.