There is a logic to Caroline Cole’s work, that comes from a balance between art and science; for a ceramicist this is unusual.
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Caroline studied architecture at the University of Cambridge in the UK and has spent most of her career working in design and architecture. She has been creating pots since 2012.
The pieces Caroline creates are unusual. Perhaps because of her architectural background and her fascination with the way that geometries distort when painted in three-dimensions. Working mainly with slip cast moulds, she creates non-circular and often twisted forms. Spirals and ovals have been a particular obsession because, when linked, they automatically provide an asymmetrical form.
Caroline has a distinctive approach to colour, painstakingly combining rough, underglazed finishes with more traditional matt or polished glazes to add texture. Each piece is hand-painted with meticulous precision and can take months to create, as layers of glaze are applied and fired several times to create depth and intensity of colour.
The geometric patterns applied to each pot evolve from its shape, often generating apparent movement and optical illusions as they follow the form. The patterns are not just conjured up; they follow set mathematical progressions, often derived from number sequences and prime numbers. Some pieces have been created as pairs, with inverted shapes and colours, producing a Yin to the other pot’s Yang.
Caroline has had two public shows in the UK with her sister, the collage artist, Sophie Arup. The first show, in London’s East End was in 2014; the second, in February 2018, was at the Herrick Gallery on Piccadilly in central London. She exhibited at the Best of British show in Shanghai in 2018 and was the Featured Maker at the Bevere Gallery in Worcester in 2016.
Her pots have been showcased in the Modern Art section of Vogue Living in German Vogue, in the Wall Street International Magazine and in China’s Real Estate Frontiers Magazine.
Her work is for sale and she undertakes commissioned pieces; her pots are in private collections in the USA, Hong Kong, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Each pot is unique.
卡罗琳创作的艺术品都是不同凡响的。这大概是因为她的建筑学背景知识，以及她在设计三维模 型时，对几何图形扭曲变形的奇特想象吧。由于工作时接触的主要是滑动浇筑模具，她便创造了 非圆形的和长期扭曲的特有形态。其中，她最痴迷的还是螺旋形和椭圆形，因为当它们连接起来 是，便会自动呈现出一种非对称的但是有秩序的形态。
这些几何图案适用于每一件瓷器的形状，一旦他们选择了这种形态，便经常会产生明显的运动和 视觉上的错觉。这些图案并不是被简单地拼接起来；他们遵循着固有的数学级数，通常是源于数 列和素数规律。