22–25 september
bargehouse, oxo tower wharf, london

the brands of 2022

In 2022, Material Matters showcased a curated mix of over 40 exhibitors to celebrate the importance of materials and their ability to shape our lives. The selection included global brands, makers, designers, manufacturers, and artists working in materials that ranged from recycled aluminium, clay, wood and glass to orange peel, roots and sugar.

Kerry hastings ceramics

  • ROOM 13.9

A sculptural ceramic form

Ceramics. room 13.9

Kerry Hastings has been working with clay for over 25 years and has a studio at Cockpit Arts, Bloomsbury.  During lockdown she took a new direction in her work, moving away from the constraints of the vessel to creating large sculptural pieces.

“I’m inspired by the making process itself. I build using the pinch and coil technique, stretching and pushing the clay out and guiding it in again until the forms begin to develop their own dynamic and a certain trajectory is suggested, until in a sense, myself and the material are co-creating and I’m making decisions without realising it.”

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