Royal College of Art, RJ Washington Bursary Award announced -
International Ceramics Festival, Wales / Scheduled Tour of Washington Studio and Artworks, by appointment
Scheduled Tour of Washington Studio and Artworks, by appointment /
Art in Clay Hatfield
The Washington family has long championed the work of artists. William Washington, born in 1885, was an acclaimed engraver. Today his work is displayed in many prominent location such as The Fitz-William Museum, Cambridge.
His son, Bob, formally known as RJ Washington, was a highly regarded ceramist. His student work presently resides in the Victoria and Albert Museum, alongside William-Staite Murray. Work also features in every major British Public Collection.
In 2014 The Washington Foundation UK was established with the aim of supporting emerging artists to develop their skills.
The Washington Foundation UK are please to announce the R J Washington Bursary 2021 recipient is Clara Bloch Jensen.
'I consider myself an explorer on a scientific field trip searching for the essence.
Like an archaeologist digging for traces, collecting objects, fragments and analysing them.
I feel a connection between the object and me.
A participation in the same story, touching historical time, feeling it flow through the object directly into my body. The fragments suggest something, a distinct aura of previous life, of voices, of death.
My artistic practice takes its beginning right there. Communicating, Connecting, Sensing the material, with my brain, my hands and body.
I am capturing shadows and ghosts on the edge of my consciousness giving them physical form.
I was born in the deepest winter, north of the polar circle between snow, ice, and darkness. Along snow covered coastlines right on the edge of the Arctic sea. Out of this environment I get my creative energy on the border between the real and the unreal.' - Clara Bloch Jensen