Untitled (shadow pasty)

Simon Bayliss (1984 - )

glazed and painted terracotta

  • About the work
    Untitled (shadow pasty) is part of an inaugural series of ceramic painted landscapes by Simon Bayliss in the form of Cornish pasties. The colour palette of the series was inspired by a pot by Michael Cardew (1901–83), the first apprentice of the influential studio potter Bernard Leach (1887–1979). Untitled (shadow pasty) was made at Tresabenn Studio, Cornwall and was included in Bayliss’s solo exhibition Frantic Romantic, at Eastside Projects, Birmingham in 2016.
  • About the artist
    Born in Wolverhampton, Simon Bayliss was raised in Andros, The Bahamas and East Devon, and has been living in Cornwall most of his adult life. Trained as a painter and later as a potter, he works mainly in slipware ceramics, dance music and video, in addition to poetry and performance to explore intersections between the local and the international; traditional crafts and contemporary practice; and queer culture and rural identity. Selected exhibitions are 'Kangaroo Beach', Exeter Phoenix (2018); 'En plein air paintings & ceramics', Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall (2017); and 'Frantic Romantic, Eastside Projects', Birmingham (2016). Bayliss was the recipient of an Arts Council DYCP award for ceramics development 2019–20 and Leach Pottery Travel Bursar in 2019, and Standpoint Futures resident at Chisenhale Studios, London in 2017.
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    Untitled (shadow pasty)
    glazed and painted terracotta
    height: 23.0 cm; width: 28.0 cm; depth: 3.3 cm
    Purchased from the artist March 2021, through the Art XUK project 2020-21
    verso: signed 'SB 16'
    The artist; from whom purchased by UK Government Art Collection, 18 March 2021
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