Suleyman Saba


My stoneware ceramics concentrate on small production runs of hand-thrown tableware, boxes, katakuchi (spouted bowls), vases and chargers.

The making of tableware underpins my work as a potter. Functional ceramics provide a perfect dialogue between object and user, in the apparently normal, almost mundane rituals of everyday existence. Using hand-made ceramics transform the ordinary and essential acts of eating and drinking into a more pleasurable experience, because the tactile and visual qualities of a pot can be experienced by the user on a daily basis. Beauty through use.


Education
 
1993 Apprenticeship with Kevin Millward ar Gladstone Pottery Museum, SSToke on trent, Staffordshire
1987-1991 Camberwell College of Arts,
Foundation Course in Art and Design
BA (Hons) 3D Design in Ceramics

Solo Exhibitions
2003 Primavera Gallery, Cambridge
2002 Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2001 On Line Galler, Southampton
1999 Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1995 Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham

Exhibitions

2009 Origin, Somerset House
‘Ceramic in the City’, Geffrye Museum, London
Ceramic Art London
2008 SOFA, New York, c/o Joanna Bird
Ceramic art London
COLLECT, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
2007 Ceramic Art London
COLLECT, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
2005 ‘Still Centre’, Joanna Bird Gallery, London
Ceramic Art London 
2004 Chelsea Crafts Fair
2003 Sotheby’s, London

Collections
Art Gallery of South Australia (Bowmore Collection), Adelaide, Australia
The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK
York Art Gallery ( Bill Ismay Collection), UK

Publications
Ceramic Review Magazine, Nov/Dec 2002: Suleyman Saba – Potter Amanda Fielding Finds function and sensitivity in Suleyman Saba’s tableware
Shane Enright’s review of ‘Still Centre’, Joanna Bird Gallery for Crafts, Sept/Oct 05

 

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