School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Rita Gudino

Born: 1969, The Philippines

Ceramicist. Gudiño studied design at the University of the Philippines, College of Fine Arts. For some years she worked as a designer for industry but developed an interest in ceramics. She now teaches at the University of the Philippines and founded the ceramic studio there.

As the mother of three children she sees a parallel between the firing of ceramics and the birth of children. To express this concept she developed her ‘Lual’ kiln in the form of a female figure giving birth. It is a ceramic sculpture fired in situ and then used to fire other works.

The artwork is process-led and a piece of performance art accompanied by music and ‘forceps’ delivery of the raku pieces which are transferred into dustbins of sawdust to cool rapidly. Gudiño successfully built and fired a ‘Lual’ kiln at the International Ceramics Festival, Aberystwyth, 2015.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

Sibol C2087 Ceramics