MMXX is a collaboration between Francesca Vendramin (ceramicist, FV/Ceramics Studio) & Stephen Dow (printmaker, heraldblack). They both live and work in London.
Their work is influenced by a shared appreciation of Brutalist architecture which is reflected in their collaboration’s working name, MMXX, a referenceto two artists making in the year 2020 and the practice of dating architecture with the year it is built.
The ceramic pieces are developed and made at the ceramic studio run by Francesca in SouthWest London. Pieces are built from sheets of red clays. The clay is carved, textured and embossed to reflect structure and material qualities present in Brutalist architecture.
The surfaces are treated with washes of metal oxides, painted with slips and a simple palette of tin and transparent glazes. All work is fired in an electric kiln at 1080ºC. MMXX are emerging makers, established in 2020 that have attracted attention from galleries and customers in the UK and Europe since showing their first collection last autumn. They are currently represented by Modern Art Hire, London and by Amelie, Maison D’art, Paris.
The collaboration between the two artits started in 2020 in London
MMXX, Will & Yates, Deal, Kent
Winter Exhibition 2020, Thrown Contemporary, Highgate, London