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 (www.thenewcraftsmen.com) 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.
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:
Cambridge School of Art
London college of Printing
Camberwell College of art
St Martins School of Art
Liverpool School of Art.
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