About Caroline Winn
Caroline Winn lives and works by the river in Chiswick. Her highly individual ceramic sculptures are the outcome of an experimental, intuitive and constantly evolving process. They explore themes of ‘traces’ of conversation and memory, leaving specific interpretation and response to the observer. Her work has been sold to collections throughout the UK and overseas and exhibited in galleries in London and Cornwall. She also teaches pottery from her studio in Chiswick Mall and runs residential ceramics courses at her house and studio in west Cornwall.
The form, colour and texture of Caroline’s sculptures are often inspired by the landscape and heritage of the Thames. Retracing history discovered in debris along the shoreline, Caroline frequently fires these remnants of human activity into the clay. She uses the intense heat work of the kiln to affect and distort the poses and gestures of her figures, challenging the viewer’s assumptions and inviting conversation. She uses traditional ceramic hand building and glazing techniques and incorporates a mix of porcelain, paper, and black and white stoneware clays, as well as different layers of slips and oxides. Each piece is fired up to four times, with a final firing at 1260°c. Her work is suitable for the home or garden, being fully frost-proof.
Caroline has also taught ceramics extensively during her career. She has run courses for Dulwich Picture Gallery, the National Trust, The Art Academy London, St Paul’s Girls’ School and a wide range of other institutions in the UK. In her earlier career, Caroline worked as a curator for South London Art Gallery, the Tate Gallery in London and private art galleries in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia.
If you would like to buy any of Caroline’s work, please contact her direct
Viewing by appointment.
To see other work by professional artists who live in the Chiswick area please go to The Chiswick Calendar’s directory of local artists.