About Aude Van Ryn

Belgian born Aude Van Ryn happily divides her times between her work as a freelance illustrator and her time making ceramics. She sells her porcelain tableware pieces at The New Craftsmen  ( in central London and has enjoyed making sculptural work recently, blending her skills as an illustrator and as a maker.

Aude lives and works in London.

Her latest project is called ‘Sketching with Clay’:

A cut out shape, a bendy extruded piece, a thrown form that collapsed, I play and compose with shapes and pieces that would often be discarded around the studio. I tend to work intuitively, sketching with clay, creating my own visual vocabulary. 

My head is populated with many creatures, people, animals, abstract and architectural shapes with arms and legs varying in scale. 

The pieces are loosely inspired from the travels I had the opportunity to do, in Africa and other countries around the world. Carrying sketchbooks along, collecting memories colours and textures. This has become a backdrop for this particular sculptural project.


Curriculum Vitae

Born in Brussels Belgium in 1970. Moved to the UK in September 1991.


1991  Foundation in Art and Design Brighton Polytechnic

1992-1995  Central St Martins BA Graphics & Illustration (first)

1995-1997  Royal College of Art MA Illustration

1996  Winner of the Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers award for best student in Illustration at the Royal College of Art

2015-2017  Diploma course in ceramics CityLit Adult Education

1998-2018  Working as a freelance illustrator, represented by Heart Agency in London and New York

1999-2017  Teaching and lecturing at:

Bucks University

Cambridge School of Art

Brighton University

Bath University

London college of Printing

Camberwell College of art

St Martins School of Art

Liverpool School of Art.

Bristol University

Nov 2008   Selected for the Discerning Eye Exhibition Mall Gallery London

June 2017   New Designers Islington

July 2017   Group Show at Candid Arts Trust Islington

Nov 2017   Selected for the Discerning Eye Exhibition Mall Gallery London

Nov 2017   Selected to take part in the London Creative Network.

Feb 2018   Sculptural work exhibited at The New Craftsmen in London

April 2018  Planned exhibition at the Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell London

May 2018 Planned exhibition of more sculptural work at The New Craftsmen