Shoe Chew

2014

Angell, Aaron
Aaron Angell is the founder of Troy Town Art Pottery, a London-based, radical ceramics workshop. Choosing to treat clay as a ‘versatile and democratic’ sculptural medium, rather than one reserved for craft, Angell constructs small-scale ceramic tableaux whose amateur appearance belies the highly-skilled processes involved in their production. Angell’s sculptural works have an eclectic set of references, which include hobbyist cultures, natural forms and his own ancestral history. Shoe Chew (2015) is a steel sculpture based on a Rawhide dog-chew, which Angell describes as ‘a joke for humans, disguised as a joke for dogs’, while Bread Knives (2015) was influenced by the work of 18th-century architect Capability Brown, as well as ceramic artist Gillian Lowndes.
  • Artwork Details: 40 x 110 x 46cm
  • Edition:
  • Material description: Steel, bees wax, graphite
  • Credit line: © the artist.
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Sculpture
  • Accession number: ACC38/2015

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