Professor Odundo’s elegant ceramic vessels are characterized by human-like forms, attributes and graceful silhouettes. The smooth, finished surfaces belie the hand-built coiled techniques she uses to patiently mould her thin-walled vases and pots. Through her keen eye and hand, she synthesizes designs from these ancient cultural traditions to produce contemporary forms all her own.
Through an exacting schedule of disciplined work practice that has seen her work continue to be exhibited nationally and internationally, Odundo has astonishingly continued to lead a cohort of successful students year after year by example. Recent ceramic exhibitions include solo shows in 2009 at Bluecoat Display centre, Liverpool, and in September 2010, at the famous Longhouse Reserve Gallery and Gardens inmore...
Research Grants and Awards
2011 - MOG Artist in Residence in Hot Glass Art, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Washington, USA.
2011-14 REF Panel Member (Unit 34: Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory)
Research Degree Expertise
Magdalene is currently on the supervisory team for two UCA research student and is an advisor for an external student.
Art & Design Categories
Resonance and inspiration: new works by Magdalene Odundo and breath and dust by Augustus Casely-Hayford in Clay in Art International Yearbook 06/07 edited by Kostas Tarkasis