So happy to be featured on the SIGHT UNSEEN blog!
"Ten years ago, Romy Northover was a student at Goldsmith College, an incredibly conceptual art school in London that she found to be grueling. “I’m a kinesthetic learner,” says the now Brooklyn-based ceramicist. “I figure things out by doing them, not just by thinking about them. I’m not an intellectual; it’s more experiential for me. But those were important years because they got me to where I am now.” Today, Northover — who refers to her work as “ancient future” — has become known for producing pieces using a technique known as Rokuro. This Japanese method of throwing has the clay thrown “off the hump” and a wheel that spins in the opposite direction of Western throwing. Having been inspired by Japanese techniques (in part through her collaborations with ceramic artist Shino Takeda, her partner in the housewares brand / supper club known as Katakana) Northover says she has begun experimenting with kinstugi, which entails repairing broken ceramics using lacquer and powdered gold, with the understanding that a piece is more beautiful for having been broken. We recently visited Northover’s studio to learn more about what she’s been working on..."
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Thank you Jess!