Barbican by Chris Turrell


This piece is made from clay. It is hand-built with a combination of slab building and extruding. The coloured layers are revealed through the firing process which gives a rich, energetic surface to the work.

Dimensions: (H) 30 x (W) 29 x (D) 11.5 cm

Chris uses his work to explore an interest in Modernist architecture and organic forms. These playful pieces explore balance, shape and space often creating sculptures that are reminiscent of childhood building toys, Brutalist buildings and 1970’s sci-fi. He makes a selection of component parts that are assembled, joined and slotted together, using repetition and chance to make pieces that are lively, fluid and structural.