The first UK exhibition of the work of acclaimed illustrator and ceramicist Laura Carlin arrives at House of Illustration. Carlin was voted one of the 50 most influential creatives under 30 by the Art Director’s Club of America, and has also been widely celebrated for her illustrative work.
In this exhibition, Carlin details her journey from her first drawing to realising an idea in clay. It will consist of five large-scale installations, including a vast floor-to-ceiling mural portraying the colourful history of London, made up of 760 individual tiles.
The exhibition explores how ceramics have been used as a storytelling vessel throughout history. Most notably by the ancient Greeks, whose distinctive artistic style educated and entertained with depictions of military achievements, religious beliefs and superhuman mythical heroes.
Carlin’s work explores the possibilities of ceramic as an illustrative tool, inviting people to engage with and challenge their own views of what constitutes illustration. Laura Carlin: Ceramics will be at House of Illustration from Thur 13 Oct – Wed 05 Feb.