We're a huge fan of ceramic artist Alice Mara and her quirky depictions of buildings and urban life. Check out her latest project which is launching in July as part of the East Sussex Open at Towner Gallery in Eastbourne.
Alice has produced five monumental pots that depict the coastal town of Eastbourne, modelled on the pier, the bandstand and other architectural delights. Buildings with curved regency characteristics are juxtaposed with pound shops and satellite dishes, beautifully describing the cultural diversity and economic differences of many British seaside towns.
Mara embeds her own story within the imagery of the pots, where lonesome characters peer out from windows in a house watching others party on the balcony. Or an older lady waits for a phone box as a young person chats into her mobile.
Each ceramic pot is handmade and ranges from 30-50cm in height and width. Mara then glazes the pots with a beautiful, antique, crackled glaze.
11 July - 20 September, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne