‘Decrease Orange’, hand-thrown stoneware coloured with oxides and stains, 2016, Ht 30cm
After learning to make functional ceramics as an apprentice to a local potter for seven years, Chambers studied ceramics at Bath and at the Royal College of Art, before setting up his own studio in Newport, Isle of Wight. His sculptural work derives, in his own words, ‘from a love of geometric and constructivist art, architecture, and design. Each piece is a constructed abstract exploration of shape combining traditional processes and contemporary form, designed to create a ‘visual and tactile beauty and intrigue’. The concentric layers of each section of the sculpture are thrown individually, and sanded and polished before and after firing. He has designed work for batch production for sale in Habitat. His work is in a number of public collections.
Gift from Nicholas and Judith Goodison’s Charitable Settlement, October 2016