Vonney Ball
ceramics

8 - 24 March 2018

On 8 March 2018, Orexart in Arch Hill, Auckland will host a book launch and exhibition of ceramics by Vonney Ball. The richly illustrated book, Vonney Ball: Ceramics, traces the creative influences on Ball’s unique forty-year practice, in the UK and New Zealand.

Ball’s output reflects a sound education in English ceramics design, a singularity of purpose and a drive to keep making work. Twenty years on from her arrival in New Zealand, her work connects cultural experiences from opposite ends of the earth.

In conjunction with the book launch, Orexart presents a survey exhibition (and work for sale) that captures the essence of Ball’s practice as a ceramic slip-caster and designer-maker. It will include pieces from her time at Middlesex Polytechnic, London, in the 1980s, where she adapted industrial methods to produce one-off or small batch works, resulting in innovative pieces that may best be described as ‘classically inspired shapes with a contemporary twist’.

NZ Herald review

Settled In The Soil (2018) slip cast earthenware cattle bones, matte glaze and transfer decoration

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Scarlotta Urn - Rangitoto (2018) slip cast earthenware vessel with lid, clear glaze  (H 320mm)

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Paisley Flute Vase (2018) slip cast earthenware vessel (H 250mm)

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Artemesia Shards (2018) slipcast earthenware vessel with lid
glazed in orange and bone matte glazes with transfer and gold lustre decoration  (H 400mm)

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Milk Vase (2018) slipcast earthenware vase with clear glaze (H 330mm)

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Lambeth Fisherman Vase (2018) gold lustre crackle glaze and transfer decoration (H 280mm)

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Jub Jub Jars (2018) pair of slipcast earthenware lidded jars (white, basalt)
glazed in black basalt and clear glazes (H 360mm)

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Fisherman Ambrose Jar (2018) slip cast earthenware, matte white glaze with blue
under-glaze banding, transfer and gold lustre decoration (H 290mm)

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Chinese Ambrose Jar (2018) slip cast earthenware with transfer
and gold lustre hand decoration glazed in satin off-white (H 290mm)

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Harakeke Willow Pattern Vase (2018) slip cast earthenware, hand decorated
with blue underglaze and cobalt oxide (H 300mm)

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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