Daniel Smith

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Statement

 Since graduating from the celebrated Harrow Ceramics course in 1994 Daniel Smith has worked from the  East London studio he helped establish. This continuity is reflected in his work with a commitment to exploring the same family of useful forms - plates, bowls, cups, jugs, vases. All pieces are hand-thrown in porcelain with a pared down aesthetic just occasionally emphasised with simple decoration.

With quiet dedication Daniel has built up a loyal international following over the years, his work appealing to both collectors and those who like beautiful, eminently functional objects for everyday use. 

 

'Smith's apparently modest vessels show how sensual the utilitarian can be. What results is a kind of sculpture of the everyday'  David Whiting

 

 

Most items are made to order though I always have some pieces available for immediate purchase. Items can take up to 3 - 4 weeks to make, so please check availability if you have an urgent request . Visitors to the studio are welcome by appointment.

Archway Ceramics, Arch 410 Haven Mews, 23 St. Paul's Way, Mile End, London E3 4AG, UK. Tel: +44(0)7766208264. Email:  danielsmith101@gmail.com

Biography

2016Gifted, Contemporary Ceramics Gallery, London
2016Ceramic Art London, Central St. Martin's School of Art
2014'As William Morris Said...', Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, Denbighshire
2013Art of Clay, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2012Made in London, Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London
2011Elemental, Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
201024 British Potters: Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham
2009Summer Show: Galerie Besson, London
2009Pots for Light, New International Porcelain: Galerie Besson, London
2007Joint exhibition: Gallery at Beverie, Worcester
2007The Jug Show: Galerie Besson, London
2007Two person show - Daniel Smith and Christiane Perrochon: Ochre, New York
2006Table Manners: Crafts Council, London
2002Golden Age of Ceramics: 50 Years of Pivotal Ceramicists: Red Gallery, Southsea
2001Simple and Pure: Contemporary Ceramics, London
2000Minimal Objects: Derek Topp Gallery, Derbyshire
1997The New White: V&A, London
1997Dish of the Day: British Council touring exhibiton
1996Time for Tea: British Council touring exhibition
1996Stuff of Dreams: Barbican Centre, London
1994Ceramic Contemporaries 2: V&A, London
1994Setting Out: Contemporary Ceramics, London