Fiveways: The Ceramic House

J Kay Aplin

J Kay Aplin

Something different – here, the house itself really is a work of art. J Kay Aplin’s home is steadily being transformed into a showcase for her ceramics – to call them tiles doesn’t do them justice. Kitchen, bathroom, inside and outside walls … all display her powerful, richly coloured and three dimensional abstract images, featured in many magazine articles. The kitchen tiles look as if some great green sea creature has wrapped its tentacles round the walls.

Lots to see here; take a trip into the garden and find the Cave, a dark grotto beneath the house hung with lit ceramic pods filled with magnified miniature scenes, and up to the entirely ceramicised bathroom. Aplin and her guest ceramicists work in such varied styles; I loved Delfina Emmanuel’s white porcelain corsetry and the delicate sea creature-inspired gilded pastel ornamental teapots.

Posted in Brighton & Hove 2013, Features, Fiveways