Magdelene Odundo


Very much in the tradition of sculptors such as Brancusi and Arp, Magdalene Odundo searches tirelessly for perfect form within her highly personal artistic idiom.  Magdalene’s exceptional pieces are hand-built, primarily using the coiling technique.  Magdalene grew up in Kenya and settled in Britain in 1971.  She was trained as a graphic designer before she turned to clay.  In Africa and New Mexico she studied the ways women produce pottery, using techniques of hand-building and firing that are thousands of years old.  She completed a Masters degree at the Royal College of Art and is now Professor of Ceramics at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham.  Her work has been shown worldwide and is included in numerous museum collections.


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