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The Pepa

Ruby Bell Ceramics creates sculptural vessels for the considered home. Works are created as either ready-to-buy unique one-offs or as custom collaborations. All objects are mindfully built by hand in Brooklyn.

Taylor Ruby Bell is a former art dealer of Post War and Contemporary prints and multiples. After over 10 years of looking at and selling work made by other artists, Taylor began making objects of her own after the birth of her daughter. Through the medium of clay, Taylor hand-builds unique sculptural vessels inspired by ancient Japanese and Oceanic pottery as well as by the Post War prints she spent so many years studying. 

Taylor approaches each sculpture as its own unique object where imperfections are embraced and surprises inherent in the hand building process are highlighted. The geometry of the forms is complimented by the visibility of the artist's hand, as every pinch, cut and smoothing gesture is unabashedly shown. The conspicuously handmade feel of the objects embraces the medium of clay itself and draws attention to the process of pinching of coiling. Each piece is individually hand built so that no two pieces are identical.