Chiswick Ceramic

Chiswick Ceramic

by Mark Wardell

Put your house on the map

Landmarks: Svetlana Kuznetsova
Houses: Kathleen Tuffy, Tanya Saunders

With thanks to Gioilla Zordan, Nuala Lavan-Taylor, Jeremy Levy, David Gwyther

To celebrate the launch of the Chiswick Timeline, we are re-creating Chiswick in ceramic. Somewhere between model village Bekonscot and a stunning masterpiece, this participatory artwork will be growing during January as Svetlana creates her masterly architectural landmarks, and local schools and ceramic classes prepare hundreds of houses for the great build.

Churches, tube stations, arts & crafts factories in Chiswick will anchor the display, while everyone is invited to personalise their own house and place it in situ on the road where they live. Make sure you attend and put your house on the map!

Later in spring there will be an exhibition at London Auctions of the completed installation.

Svetlana Kuznetsova is an architect by education. She was born and grew up in the USSR, a country which no longer exists. Since 2002 she has been running her architectural practice; the latest major project was a luxury chalet in St Moritz, complete with cinema and underground swimming pool. She now lives in Kew, overlooking Chiswick, where two Russian huskies guard her studio. This is the first art project which draws so precisely on her architectural background.

Kathleen Tuffy is a ceramic artist; she trained with Gioilla Zordan. Her Alice in Wonderland exhibit was shown at Pot Pourri, Chiswick Library and Macmillan Publishers in 2015.

Tanya Saunders runs Saunders Fine Art, a gallery specialising in Modern British and European painting. She studied at Goldsmiths and runs the very popular Make+Paint clubs for children in Chiswick primary schools.

View the Chiswick Ceramics video on Chiswick Buzz.