Imaginary Vessels (For Sally)
Imaginary Vessels (For Sally) was an installation as part of the exhibition SALLY MADGE: NOWHERE BETTER THAN THIS at Newcastle Contemporary Art. The piece riffs on a number of vases made by Sally Madge at Ouseburn Pottery between 2017 and 2020 (several of which are on display within the installation). The shapes and textures of these pieces inform a risograph-printed wallpaper made up of precariously stacked, variously decorated vessels. Sally originally studied ceramics at London’s Central School of Art and returned to the medium frequently over the course of her career as an artist. Influenced by Sally’s interdisciplinary and fearless methods as a maker and educator, Foundation Press have also made a number of ceramic cups – engaging with an unfamiliar medium as an act of play and creative learning.