Ruth Gibson 12th February 2020

Wednesday 12 Feb 2020, 7:45pm at Polehampton Junior School

Ruth Gibson (12 Feb 2020)

 

 

 

From my garden studio in Shrewsbury, I create a range of porcelain bowls, wall hangings and sculptures. Combining my love of photography, printmaking and ceramics, I use bold screen-printed images in black and white, as well as soft and delicate blues and greens. 

From chunky platters to small delicate shell-like bowls; as well as range of complimentary porcelain jewellery, including earrings, pendants, brooches and buttons.  I seek to enhance the qualities of porcelain and to reflect nature in my work.      

The whiteness of a perfectly round pebble found on a beach, the seemingly scratched patterns found in stones and the smoothness of sea worn shells inspire the design and surface quality.


Katherine Kingdon 11th March 2020

Wednesday 11 March 2020, 7:45pm at Polehampton Junior School

Katherine Kingdon- Fatbelly Pots (11 March 2020)

 

 

Fatbellypots
Figures and pots by Katherine Kingdon
I make figurative ceramic sculptures and illustrated vessels and am always looking for meaning in the random and irrelevant. In my current work I am having fun exploring character through pose, facial expression and sometimes text. I enjoy the suggestions of stories that develop and the dynamics within a group. My Piece ‘Missing Penguin’ won the Volunteers’ prize at Black Swan Arts Open 2019

  • for further information please see Katherine’s website:

    https://www.fatbellypots.art/


Richard Wilson 8th April 2020

Wednesday 8th April 2020, 7:45pm at Polehampton Junior School

Richard Wilson (8th April 2020)

 

 

Richard Wilson was born and brought up in Norwich, and has been making pots since the early 1970s. After studying for two years at Great Yarmouth College of Art, he worked from 1974 to 1980 at Le Dieu Pottery in Norwich before spending 3 years in Australia and New Zealand, and a further five in Germany, working with many potters using different techniques, in particular woodfired saltglazes.
Whilst in Germany, Richard spent some time with potters whose work drew from Eastern European designs, and has himself been especially inspired by Hungarian and Romanian slipware from the 1800s. He has also been strongly influenced by the Cardew tradition of English country pottery, having spent some months working at Wenford Bridge in the 1980s, learning about the strengths and subtleties of Cardew’s work.
Recently his work has explored colour and abstract patterns in strong forms that capture the ebb and flow of the sea and the landscape of South West Dorset.
As a member of several pottery associations including Professional Member of the Craft Potters Association and ex chairman of the West Country Potters Association, he has been selected over the years for many ceramic fairs here in England and in Europe.
Richard’s work is sold in many galleries in the UK from Scotland to Cornwall and also the Caribbean.


Rachel Wood 14th October 2020

Wednesday 14th October 2020, 7:45pm at Polehampton Junior School

Rachel Wood (14 Oct 2020)

 

 

 

The marks of making and assembling reflect the journey of exploration and learning in each piece, just as a wrinkle or dimple depicts expression and character in a human face.

The colour, texture and energy of her forms are a metaphor for how she interprets the landscape and world around her.

The impulsive desire we all have to want to touch, and the inherent emotional need to be touched, underpin the technical, creative and emotional foundations of her work.

Rachel’s personal intuitive touch is an integral trait in all her work – a dent in the soft clay, a tear, rip, and a finger or handprint in the glaze. She also plays with the rhythm and movement of clay on a wheel to reveal fresh and spontaneous surfaces.