UK ceramic artist Ken Eastman's work exemplifies the intuitive and exploratory nature of hand-building ceramics - each slab builds playfully on the previous slab until a fluid yet architectural vessel form emerges. Ken's process is one that examines the "vessel as subject", and continuously invents new ways to abstract this elemental concept. Rippled and angular planes come together to create an interconnected and holistic form.
Color is as important to Ken's work as form, and plays a crucial role in defining the composition through contrasts and highlights. Light touches upon the angles and curves and color defines each plane distinctly. The colors can be either energetic or subtle, communicating something different in each piece depending on the combinations produced.
His work is held in numerous public collections including The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA; The Powerhouse Museum Sydney, Australia; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Landesmuseum, Stuttgart; Musee des Arts Decoratifs de Montreal, Canada; The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Museu de Ceramica de Manises, Valencia and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.