A little bit more about Carrie Reichardt aka The Baroness
Carrie Reichardt aka The Baroness along with her partner, the loving Mr Spunky, co-founded The Treatment Rooms, the UK's only ceramic house of resistance.
Reichardt considers herself to be a craftivist, and truly believes that the revolution will be ceramicised.
The Baroness is showing off her series of ceramic spray cans in her new show here. The spray can is a time honoured symbol of resistance. Having spent the last 6 years investigating methods of transferring images onto ceramics, she has developed a technique of layering images, using a combination of homemade, vintage and digital ceramic decals (transfers). By juxtaposing an eclectic range of imagery with simple words and sayings, she invites the audience to re-question and think again about how they view the world.
Unlike others producing ceramics all of Carries work is placed in her kiln, fired with a glaze to once again return the item back to a usable piece of ceramic. Most of the artists three dimensional pieces have been fired many times as many of the glazing and transfer techniques she uses mean a traditional approach to her ceramics is required.
Her compulsive obsessive tendencies have also lead her to have one of the most extensive collections of vintage ceramic decals, that she sources from across the globe and is slowly tiling the entire inside of her house with them.