This New Show Questions The Traditions Of Clay As A Medium

Something Curated, September 14, 2018

Presented as a sculptural installation at Cob Gallery, Paloma Proudfoot’s debut UK solo exhibition, The Detachable Head Serves as a Cup, running until 29 September, features a new series of ceramic works, many of which were created in direct response to the artist’s encounters whilst on the Thun Ceramic Residency in Italy. Proudfoot’s eloquent, enigmatic sculptures are propelled by an interest in incongruity. Her forms call into question the traditions, purpose, and material behaviours of clay as a medium, often by combining with natural materials such as hair, food and wax that offset the seemingly immaculate surfaces and static immutability of the glazed ceramics.