sabbia gallery

Ceramics, Glass + Fibre


Honor Freeman, The patience of ordinary things, 2023, porcelain, stoneware, 425h x 310w x 250mm d

Main Gallery   2 - 26 October 2024

HONOR FREEMAN – all that was solid is liquid

Sabbia Gallery is pleased to present this solo exhibition of new ceramic works by Honor Freeman.

Clay is a material that embodies both control and chaos.

Ideas of containment occupy the making and embrace clay’s capricious nature in this new suite of work. All that was solid is liquid plays with ruptures, leaks, and growths, highlighting the tensions between material dualities: soft/hard, beautiful/ugly, fragile/durable, liquid/solid.

Ordinary and seemingly insignificant items intimately connected with the body—chewing gum, soap, towels, pillows, hot water bottles—are cast in porcelain and transformed, becoming strange souvenirs and nostalgic relics from the domestic landscape. These ubiquitous objects, caught between discarded beauty and unsettling decay, reflect their leaking and rupturing states.

Honor Freeman, 2024