Kerry Jameson (Ceramics, 2011)Pandora's Jar2018

Kerry Jameson

Shortlisted in 2011 for Ceramics

Kerry Jameson trained in London at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and the Royal College of Art. Her ceramic and mixed media sculptures have an emotional charge that is presented through a mix of narrative set pieces, tableaux and individual figures. Subjects include historical events and the exploits of folkloric and storybook characters. The predominant aesthetic is that of the uncanny – where objects are recognised as familiar and at the same time experienced as deeply strange.

Jameson has exhibited widely, and she was invited as Guest Artist in Residence at the Archie Bray Foundation, Montana USA and Sturt Craft Centre Australia in 2015. Her work is featured in many private collections and public collections including the Fitzwilliam Museum, York Art Gallery and Gallery Oldham. She currently lives and works in Singapore.

‘My clay creations are seemingly personal yet often draw upon found sources, such as images from books and postcards, as well as photographs I have taken myself. Works are inspired by the flow of things seen every day, as well as by the art I look at, from the past. With a passion for the European arts and its spiritual persuasions, I find ways to translate this source material into my own experience in the form of drawings, paintings and sculptures, which are crafted from red and white earthenware and found objects. The works are freighted with strangeness and perhaps seem a world apart, drawing the viewer into a beguiling perceptual experience’.