Micky Deconstructed

Aude Van Ryn
Micky Deconstructed by London-based ceramicist and illustrator Aude Van Ryn. This abstract terracotta sculpture was inspired by art from West Africa, and the powerful influence it had on the aesthetic of early modernism.

Echoing its West African influence, this piece has been deliberately sculpted using the earthy tones of terracotta and decorated with a limited palette of glazes to achieve an animated and graphic form. Previously an illustrator, Aude's sculptural works are as playful and pictorial as her hand drawings, whilst paying homage to her love and fascination of modern art from the mid-20th century.
Material: Earthenware terracotta clay, underglaze and earthenware glaze
Dimensions: Height: 14 cm, Length: 4 cm, Width: 6 cm
Care Instructions: Light dusting and if necessary clean the surface with a dry cloth.
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Each sculpture is hand-built using grogged terracotta clay, which is fired at 1080°c, before it is decorated using hand-mixed, lead-based glazes. Aude often sketches the piece on paper first, before building it to realise its larger, three dimensional form.
The Maker Aude Van Ryn Illustrator - South East England

Celebrated Belgian illustrator and ceramicist Aude Van Ryn creates handmade ceramic tableware, figurines and sculptures. She has developed a vibrant, abstract aesthetic, incorporating dots, lines and geometric shapes, alongside brightly coloured plants, flowers and birds. Aude Van Ryn moved to London aged 21 to study illustration at Central Saint Martins. She went on to study at the Royal College of Art and has been creating distinctive illustrations for publications such as The Guardian & The New Yorker.