Ceramicists Kathryn Hearn and Caroline Winn, and artist Jacqueline Wedlake Hatton will be showing a series of works specially produced for Totally Thames in two beautiful riverside gardens on historic Chiswick Mall.
The exhibition is free and open to all and will include talks each day by the individual artists about their new work.
Kathryn Hearn’s ceramic practice is inspired by her life in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Her work for the Festival reflects the cultural resonance of the waterways of the Thames and East Anglia, as they share a strong working history. Her impressive porcelain pieces encompass these extraordinary and connected landscapes and reveal aspects of their inhabitants’ human condition and relationship to the environment.
Caroline Winn lives and works by the river in Hammersmith. Her garden ceramics are known for their experimental and multi-media approach. She will be showing sculptural pieces that reflect her fascination for the environment, history and cultural legacy of the Thames, notably the osier harvesting industries that flourished on and around Chiswick Eyot until the early 20th century, as well as new work around the theme of the reflective nature of water.
Jacqueline Wedlake Hatton is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work reflects her interest in ecological processes and environmental topics. For the Festival, she will be showing pieces specially commissioned for the site that are linked to the theme of water transpiration. Materials she will draw on for more experimental works include lime scale from domestic kettles, fallen trees and fragments of domestic sanitary ware.