Next exhibition:

Tina Vlassopulos: Conversations

30 November 2019 to 25 January 2020

Open on Friday and Saturday afternoons, 1pm to 5pm

Next Event: Clay Conversation Friday 6 December at 11am. Please RSVP to hello@carolinefisherprojects.org



Above: Lesley I by Tina Vlassopulos  Caroline Fisher  Projects  is delighted to present the work of ceramicist, Tina Vlassopulos, exhibiting in Norwich for the first time.  The exhibition presents a range of Tina’s ceramic sculptures created over the past year. The work relates to Tina’s acute observation of human characteristics and her unique ability to represent these in clay.   Conversations with Friends  is a ceramic installation created for Collect 2019 at the Saatchi Gallery, London, made up of abstract portraits of Vlassopulos’ friends. The pieces are placed on a long table with the sculptures facing each other, in a facsimile of a dinner party. This installation will be accompanied by a number of smaller works made specially for the show in Norwich.    The idea of making a conversation between friends in ceramic came originally from Tina’s visit the Giacometti exhibition at Tate Modern in 2017. She saw the sculpture,  Couple in plaster and became aware of the way in which this sculpture used visual language to portray the characteristics of two people. As a bilingual artist, Tina started to think about the universality of visual language and how conveying characteristics visually can overcome the limitations of translation between written or spoken languages.    Tina made three sculptural pieces that represented herself and her three sisters and building on the success of these pieces went on to represent some of her friends in a similar way. The resulting group of 14 sculptural pieces became  Conversations with Friends , a portion of which is shown here in Norwich.    Tina says of the work:  “It is made in defiance of the cacophony of the digital age and as a celebration of friendship and the spirit of the individual.”

Above: Lesley I by Tina Vlassopulos

Caroline Fisher Projects is delighted to present the work of ceramicist, Tina Vlassopulos, exhibiting in Norwich for the first time.

The exhibition presents a range of Tina’s ceramic sculptures created over the past year. The work relates to Tina’s acute observation of human characteristics and her unique ability to represent these in clay.

Conversations with Friends is a ceramic installation created for Collect 2019 at the Saatchi Gallery, London, made up of abstract portraits of Vlassopulos’ friends. The pieces are placed on a long table with the sculptures facing each other, in a facsimile of a dinner party. This installation will be accompanied by a number of smaller works made specially for the show in Norwich.

The idea of making a conversation between friends in ceramic came originally from Tina’s visit the Giacometti exhibition at Tate Modern in 2017. She saw the sculpture, Couplein plaster and became aware of the way in which this sculpture used visual language to portray the characteristics of two people. As a bilingual artist, Tina started to think about the universality of visual language and how conveying characteristics visually can overcome the limitations of translation between written or spoken languages.

Tina made three sculptural pieces that represented herself and her three sisters and building on the success of these pieces went on to represent some of her friends in a similar way. The resulting group of 14 sculptural pieces became Conversations with Friends, a portion of which is shown here in Norwich.

Tina says of the work:

“It is made in defiance of the cacophony of the digital age and as a celebration of friendship and the spirit of the individual.”