Carolyn Tripp is a classically trained ceramic artist who received her degree from Camberwell School of Art under the professorship of Richard Slee in the 1990s. Following a break for family Carolyn returned to her practice with a new body of work in 2018.
Carolyn throws in porcelain at her south London studio, creating shapes clearly influenced by her interest in traditional Chinese and Japanese ware. Her work is intensely decorated and her process involves the making and then tearing of beautiful patterns, to create abstract meaning in response to both childhood memory and historical reference. Stories are torn apart and rewoven into each surface.
Seeking to give each piece its own identity, Carolyn mixes patterns and glazes to create works that exude individuality even when grouped collectively. Carolyn’s work demonstrates her ability to create intrigue, and skilled craftsmanship; these pieces sit comfortably within the field of contemporary applied art ceramics.