ArtZone reviews Vonney Ball Ceramics


Sam Trubridge has reviewed Vonney Ball Ceramics for ArtZone magazine:

‘Helen Schamroth’s monograph on ceramicist Vonney Ball is quintessential coffee-table accessorabilia. It is a historiographical account of one artist/craftsperson’s journey from a late 20th Century European milieu into a post-colonial New Zealand setting, and also a pleasing object to have, touch, and look through.

‘It is a book with the look and feel of a piece of ceramic art, with its pale grey surfaces and embossed lettering, castings imprinted on the inside cover, and beautifully presented images throughout. The photographs depict works from Ball’s portfolio alongside more informal snapshots from the studio, processes, workbooks, and print memorabilia. In the same spirit, Schamroth’s text relates insights from Ball’s family life to her fifty years of practice. From her early influences by the Bloomsbury Group and the UK Arts & Craft movement through to the present, it reveals a body of work that dialogues between craft and art, and between conventional European traditions, new art practices, and Toi Māori.’

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