Wendi Xie: First Step
21 September – 23 December 2013
Wendi Xie was a recent graduate from the RCA MA Ceramics and Glass Design Course, and we first spotted her work at the Degree show in 2012. Based between Mainland China and London, the artist’s work focuses on the interplay between both mediums of ceramic and glass, reworking the use of classic craft materials to create works which leave the audience curious as to their true materiality. Despite the dense nature of her materials Xie is always able to create a beautiful sense of weightlessness in each and every piece. For her First Step exhibition Wendi exhibited her award-winning work, entitled ‘The Other Me’, which sats in the space as a physical and photographic series. Clever uses of fibre glass, plaster, clear glass and plastic were worked and re-worked, often with stunning results. Despite her medium, the artist is always able to create a beautiful sense of weightlessness in each and every piece.