(Postponed due to Covid-19)
Rick Rudd, will present CAQ's Toolkit #3 on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 of June 2020 from 9.30-4.00 on both days. Day one will be a participatory workshop exploring A Sculptural Approach. There are limited numbers for this workshop so it is best to book as early as possible! Day 2 will be a demonstration by Rick on the techniques he uses to create his Sculptured Teapots and much more.
Rick Rudd is one of New Zealand's leading ceramic artists. He was born in Great Yarmouth and completed a Diploma of Art and Design at Wolverhampton College of Art. He emigrated to New Zealand in 1973 and settled in Wanganui.
He has won numerous pottery awards and his work is included in most of the museum and art gallery collections in New Zealand.
He has exhibited and conducted demonstrations and workshops throughout New Zealand and overseas.
Rick Rudd originally enrolled at art school with the intention of studying textile design but was attracted to clay work through the three-month introduction to pottery he attended as part of his first year of training.
He cites Lucie Rie and Hans Coper as early influences on his work, along with the sculpture of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. He was also influenced by the domestic ware produced by Bernard Leach, who along with Shōji Hamada launched the modern Anglo-Japanese pottery movement in Britain.
Much of Rudd's work has been produced within self-set limitations on materials and glazes, resulting in black, grey and white forms where interest is created by contrast between smooth, textured and shiny surfaces.
In recent years colour has made a greater appearance in Rudd's work. Rudd has continuously explored certain forms throughout his career. His sculptural forms fall into five formal groupings: box, bottle, bowl, vessel and figurative where the functional terms are pushed to their extremes: a ‘bottle’ is an ‘enclosed vessel, without a handle and with a small aperture at its highest point’ and a bowl is ‘an open vessel with its widest point at, or near, its lip’ but actual works may not look or function anything like a traditional bottle or bowl.
In addition to abstract forms, he has also had a figurative side to his practice. While at art school he visited Dudley Zoo to sketch the primates, and his work has featured chimpanzees, gorillas, mandrills and orangutans.
In 2014 Rudd purchased a 1970s apartment building in central Whanganui with the intent of transforming the building into a ceramics museum displaying his own work and the work of other New Zealand ceramic artists he has collected over the years.
Rudd has won numerous awards for his ceramics and his works are held in the collections of New Zealand galleries and in private and publich overseas collections.
|Event Date||20-06-2020 9:30 am|
|Event End Date||21-06-2020 4:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||24-02-2020|
|Cut off date||19-06-2020|
|Contact Name||Dianne Peach|
|This is a CAQ Event||CAQ_Event|
|Location||Brisbane Institute of Art|