Giles Round


The JW Anderson Workshops continues its creative series with a new exhibition by artist Giles Round.

Ettore. Sorry! focuses on Round’s ongoing series of ceramics, each a misappropriation of Ettore Sottsass’ iconic Shiva vase. The phallic vases, remembered badly and rendered flaccid are both homage and apology to Sottsass and his iconic work. The latest in the series, created for JW Anderson Workshops, continues this production of tragic-comic pop objects into a suite of almost identical apologies.

Round’s work spanning ceramics, sculpture, furniture, print, painting and textiles have gained him international recognition and have been showcased worldwide; Serpentine Gallery (London, 2010), ICA (London, 2013), Whitechapel Gallery (London, 2015), David Dale Gallery (Glasgow, 2013), Galerija Jakopič and Moderna galerija (Ljubljana, 2015), Nuvolari (Paris, 2015) and Mercer Union (Toronto, 2014-15) among others.

“Giles has created these 12 ceramic phallic vases and we are incredibly proud to present them in our creative space. I wanted his works to be presented as a exhibition, a reference to craft " Jonathan Anderson

For JW Anderson Workshops Round has specially created two multiples of sew-on ceramics. Priced at £35 the limited editions consist of 50 phallic bones and 50 bonelike phalluses in colours; black, yellow, grey, pink, celadon, red, green, orange, blue and white. Each is embossed with the JW Anderson Anchor marking the collaboration.

“The new ceramic sew-ons have been produced to accompany the exhibition of sorry vases. These stoneware phallic bones and bonelike phalluses are wearable apologies to be proud of.” Giles Round