Inspired by her Grandmother’s Willow Pattern collection, Rhian Malin continues the long historic tradition of hand-painting porcelain with cobalt-blue decoration. Her elegant wheel-thrown porcelain vessels are the chosen surface, created to stretch this tradition into the 21st Century.
Taking a mathematical approach to applying each geometric design, each vessel is painstakingly divided up and mapped out by eye to highlight their tapering forms, resulting in a contemporary take on the much loved, and often nostalgic, combination of blue and white.
Rhian now works from her studio on the Alscot Estate in Atherstone-on-Stour, Warwickshire.
Having previously won support from the Crafts Council UK through their prestigious Hothouse Programme in 2016, she has since gone on to be awarded: Highly Commended Newcomer Award at Ceramic Art London (2018), 'Best Ceramics' at the Contemporary Craft Festival (2017), 'Best New Business' at The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Festival (2017) & Winner of Bils & Rye Emerging Potters Exhibition (2016).
Rhian Graduated from Camberwell College of Art in 2014 with a degree in BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design.