Daniel Yianni

Camberwell College of Arts, B.A (Hons) Ceramics

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Artist Statement:

Despite working in one of the oldest and most traditional of materials, my work is very much about the here and now. The inspiration for my work often comes from events and incidents that are going on, and changing around me; events followed by a nation daily in the papers. It is this ‘throw-away aspect of the ‘Big Scoop’ which most interests me. My pieces could be called ‘fad’ artefacts, reflecting the same throw-away nature; objects likely to be found in the doorway of a ‘Mister Pound’.

Remaking these objects in clay, changes their emphasis with the change in material; light plastic objects made heavy, solid and more imposing. The kitsch is taken out of context and the decoration is used to pose far more serious questions; a cutesy, happy childhood world, hit with a dash of realism. Working with multiples allows freedom to manipulate ideas; to make each individual piece unique but create a ‘group’ piece that expresses a whole theme, not just part of a theme, as only a single piece may have been capable of suggesting.



Group Exhibitions

April- May 2005- ‘Potfest Bristol 2005’, Bristol

November 2004- ‘ Redlees Studios Christmas Open studio’, Isleworth, London

June/ July 2004- ‘Challenge the Nail 2004’, Salon Des Arts, Kensington, London

June 2004- ‘Redlees Studios Summer Open Studio’, Isleworth, London

April 2004- ‘Sitting On the News’- Solo Show, Euro art Galley, Tottenham, London

November 2003 - ‘ Redlees Studios Christmas Open studio’, Isleworth, London

November 2003 - ‘Oxford Studio Ceramics 2003’, Oxford

March 2003 - ‘Talente 2003 International Competition in Crafts’, Munich, Germany

January/ February 2003 - ‘Setting Out’, Contemporary Ceramics, London

December 2002 - ‘Now Gallery’, Birmingham

June 2002 - ‘New Designers’, Business Design Centre, Islington, London

June 2002 - ‘Ceramics Graduate Show 2002’, Camberwell College of Arts, London

May 2001 -‘My Mum Likes It’, Centenary Gallery, Camberwell College of Arts, London

April 2001 - ‘A Project with Saint Christopher’s’, Saint Christopher’s Hospice, Sydenham, London


March 2003 - ‘Talente Prize for Ceramics; originality of design’, Munich, Germany



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