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Magdalene Odundo | WSJ. Magazine Spring 2021

'A Major Record-Setting Ceramic Artist Returns to the U.S.'

Magdalene Odundo is a cricket fan, and she keeps a newspaper clipping of the South African bowler Paul Adams pinned to a wall of her studio. In it, Adams—neck craning, arms windmilling, hurtling forward on one outstretched leg as he unloads the ball—almost defies the rules of nature. Odundo calls the movement “balletic.” Visitors to her studio, in Surrey, England, have said similar things about her pots. Asked where her inspiration comes from, she answers, “Everywhere. All the time.”...

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