Turner’s sculpture is imprinted with the river Deben’s past and present, the cycles of nature and the interaction of man. These are, as she puts it ‘objects that trigger the memory’, as much collective memory as personal recollection. These encrusted forms – families of spoons, sinkers, ladders, sluices and so on – reveal the particular texture and weather of this waterland the character of its beds and inlets, the colour of its reflected sky.
The richly layered Meander bowls, impressed with the fragments and detritus Turner has found on innumerable walks, are small in scale but encapsulate so much about the broader landscape – a tidal geography concentrated and made intimate. (David Whiting)
Born 1958 Kent
1980-83 M.A.R.C.A. Ceramics Royal College of Art, London
1976-79 Bristol Polytechnic BA Hons Three Dimensional Design/Ceramics.
1974-76 Foundation Suffolk College Faculty of Art & Design
2007 SOFA New York
‘Pathways’ Contemporary Studio Ceramics, Garden Gallery, The Oxford Museum Woodstock
‘Classic & Contemporary Ceramics’, Galerie Besson,
‘Collect’ V&A Museum London
2006 Group Exhibition Keramik Symosium Gumunden Austria. Travels to Hohrgrenzh German – Sulz (Vorarlberga). Valencia Spain – Kapfenberg Styria.
2005 Ceramic Art London, Ceramic Fair, Royal College of Art, London.
Focus Exhibition, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2004 SOFA, Chicago Art Fair, USA
2006 The World of Interiors
Relative Values – Article Ceramic Review written by Robert James Turner.
A new spin on Ceramics. The Wall Street Journal Weekend edition
2004 La Revue de la Ceramique at du Verre Solo Exhibition Review written by Carole Andreani.
Crafts Magazine Solo Exhibition Review written by Emma Maiden.