The shortlist for the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize is announced today, Friday 12 May 2017. Ten ceramic artists from across the globe will compete for this coveted prize, which is a strand of the Young Masters Art Prize, an international award that celebrates contemporary artists who pay homage to the skill and traditions of the past.

The shortlist includes Danish artist Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, whose figurative and narrative pieces have been influenced by the 15th century potter Bernard Palissy and his love of insects, story-telling and life casting techniques; British ceramicist Katie Spragg, who creates miniature worlds modelled in porcelain; and American artist Andrew Casto whose use of porcelain and gold lustre and the physicality of his abstract forms hark back to the development of historical bone china such as Sèvres and Meissen.

The Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize Shortlist

Grant Aston | Andrew Casto | Tessa Eastman | Antonie Eikemans  | Malene Hartmann Rasmussen | Lucille Lewin  |  Lauren Nauman |  Irina Razumovskaya | Katie Spragg |  Amber Zuber

The Young Masters Art Prize and Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize shortlist exhibition will be held at Gallery 8 in the heart of London’s St James’s from 19 to 24 June 2017. A selection of shortlisted artists will be shown in an exhibition at the Royal Overseas League from 28 June to 8 September 2017 and at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery from 2 to 14 October 2017 during Frieze week. The winner of both prize strands will be announced on 21 June.

For more press information and images, please contact Iliana Taliotis on +44 (0)7931 341 112 or mail@ilianataliotis.com

Featured image: Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, Troll #3, 2017. Ceramics, 45 x 35 x 9cm.

By Agnes Busby

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