Chiswick in Ceramic

Put your house on the map

Landmarks: Svetlana Kuznetsova
Houses: Kathleen Tuffy, Tanya Saunders

With thanks to Gioilla Zordan, Nuala Lavan-Taylor, Jeremy Levy, David Gwyther

To celebrate the launch of the Chiswick Timeline, we re-created Chiswick in ceramic. Somewhere between model village Bekonscot and a stunning masterpiece, this participatory artwork was focussed around Svetlana’s masterly architectural landmarks, while local schools and ceramic classes prepared hundreds of houses for the great build.

On the day of the launch, visitors customised their own houses and added them to the display.

Svetlana Kuznetsova is an architect by education. She was born and grew up in the USSR, a country which no longer exists. Since 2002 she has been running her architectural practice; the latest major project was a luxury chalet in St Moritz, complete with cinema and underground swimming pool. She now lives in Kew, overlooking Chiswick, where two Russian huskies guard her studio. This is the first art project which draws so precisely on her architectural background.

Kathleen Tuffy is a ceramic artist; she trained with Gioilla Zordan. Her Alice in Wonderland exhibit was shown at Pot Pourri, Chiswick Library and Macmillan Publishers in 2015.

Tanya Saunders runs Saunders Fine Art, a gallery specialising in Modern British and European painting. She studied at Goldsmiths and runs the very popular Make+Paint clubs for children in Chiswick primary schools.

View the Chiswick Ceramics video on Chiswick Buzz.