Southern Palm Tree

Aude Van Ryn
£450
Southern Palm Tree by London-based ceramicist and illustrator Aude Van Ryn. This decorative terracotta sculpture belongs to an exclusive collection of new work, which draws inspiration from a variety of sources including ethnographic photography, architecture and graphic design. Aude uses terracotta clay and a deliberately limited palette of glazes, giving the pieces graphic commonality and warmth throughout. Each impactful sculpture is one-of-a-kind, and this particular piece is tropical in theme; a totem-like palm tree, which incorporates a motif of carved detail applied by hand.


Material: Terracotta Clay, underglaze and earthenware glaze
Dimensions: Height: 22cm, Length: 9cm, Width: 7cm
Care Instructions: Light dusting and if necessary clean the surface with a dry cloth
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Process

Aude often begins by creating a small model – or maquette – before building on a larger scale. Each artwork is hand-built from grogged terracotta clay. Pieces have been cut-out from slabs of clay and assembled to create a unique, free-standing sculpture. White underglaze and hand-mixed lead based glazes are used to decorate the piece.
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.