Gallery Oldham, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, Touchstones Rochdale, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery
Ocean is the first acquisition to be announced from the Contemporary Art Society’s new Story of Craft purchasing scheme. This new model of joint acquisition enables institutions to work collaboratively to acquire ambitious large scale craft pieces for their collections which would be beyond the scope of an individual institution.
Natasha Daintry is a contemporary ceramicist based in London. She studied at Surrey Institute of Art and Design and subsequently at the Royal College of Art graduating with an MA in Ceramics & Glass. She has since built up a national and international reputation for her studio work in porcelain in a spectacular range of coloured glazes.
Ocean, 2009 an installation of 1,000 slip-cast porcelain pots is considered one of Daintry’s finest works to date and encapsulates her most important artistic ideas concerning texture, colour, form and space. The pots are arranged to form the undulation of an ‘ocean’ exploring Daintry’s fascination with reality and how she sees the world. Her interest in the natural world emerges through the materials of clay and water, the organic shape of each pot and through the installation itself.