Materiality, Sense and Sensibility
I am astonished by the calibre of the work produced by the 2020 RCA Graduates, particularly considering the circumstances in which they have had to work. Selecting the work for this collection, Materiality, Sense and Sensibility, was, in itself, a challenge.
Congratulations to the 2020 RCA Graduates.
Magdalene Odundo is a Ceramic Artist who has spent forty years in art education as a maker, researcher, research supervisor, visiting lecturer and external examiner, to various national and international universities. Magdalene has been a mentor and inspiration to many young aspiring artists, encouraging many to take up ceramics at all levels of education and, especially, making ceramics their chosen professional practice. Magdalene was born and educated in Kenya, she studied at Cambridge College of Art, the University for the Creative Arts and at the Royal College of Art. Magdalene is Professor Emeritus and Chancellor at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), joining only a small number of Black Women who hold the position in Higher Education. Magdalene’s work is represented in various national and international public and private collections. Magdalene’s recent ground breaking exhibition, The Journey of Things, at The Hepworth, Wakefield and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, included print, drawing, photography, bronze and installations in glass.