Yoshiko Phillips and Mawuena Kattah’s site-specific commission ‘Pots and Podiums’ is currently installed at St Marys Hospital, Paddington the first of two installations with the second installation taking place at Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith in March.
Yoshiko Phillips’ bespoke vinyl wall based decals create a series of podiums and plinths in direct conversation with framed prints, drawings and paintings of pots by Mawuena Kattah.
For ‘Pots and Podiums’ Kattah has drawn from a significant body of work, created since joining the Intoart Studio in 2007. Made during her residency in the V&A ceramics studio and shown for the first time are Kattah’s series of six pastel drawings of pots, many drawn directly from works in the V&A collections.
Yoshiko Phillips has a bold, graphic illustrative style full of complex motifs, dazzling colours and engaging characters. For ‘Pots and Podiums’ she has created architecturally scaled, wall based ornaments inspired by gothic and medieval ironwork, masonry and woodwork.
Commissioned by Imperial Health Charity