Maggi Giles (EN/NL) - colorful column of two blocks
Maggi Giles (EN/NL), a colorful column, consisting of two blocks, hand-formed, earthenware, the for that period unusually bright color pallet is influenced by the CoBrA group, surfaces which are shielded with ridges in order to separate the glaze color, carried out at the Porceleyne Fles factory in Delft, height 36 cm, width / depth 18 cm, written signature (turned), very early work dated 1970.
From the artist's website: "The English artist Maggi Giles came in 1965 to the Netherlands. A year later she started working at the department "Building Ceramics" of 'De Porceleyne Fles' factory in Delft. Here Maggi Giles met the painter Karel Appel. Both artists designed and executed the monumental ceramic wall for the Congress Building in the Hague.
Karel Appel attracted the attention of Director de Wilde of Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum's for Maggi's work. He puts it in this way:.. " She makes toys for adult people in ceramique ... " In 1970, she gets her first solo exhibition in the Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam."