AGM and in person meeting with
Wednesday 8th November 2023
Mandy will be joining us in person at:
Polehampton C of E Junior School
The meeting starts at 7:00 For the AGM and the talk will commence after the meeting.
Wheel thrown, sculpted and underglaze painted medium fired white stoneware. Bright colourful narrative with a flavour of holiday memories; I love the seaside particularly Swanage!
Mandy Dodd has a long history in all aspects of art including painting and drawing, making puppets, building props and the design and painting of theatre scenery. She gave this up in part due to the physical limitations of living with Multiple Sclerosis. This change helped her develop into the area of ceramics and she has since found clay to be both an addiction and a therapy. In 2014 she appeared alongside two other enthusiastic potters in the More 4 TV programme Monty Don’s Real Craft. This was filmed in Whichford Pottery with Adam and Jim Keeling acting as mentors. Mandy feels this pivotal experience is responsible for her growth as a ceramic artist, She feels each day is a gift to be filled in some way or other with clay! Mandy’s latest narrative work reflects her love for the English coast and countryside. She carves and alters forms thrown on the wheel and decorates them in a theatrical way using colourful slips and stains with brush and sponge. Her history of puppet building is incorporated in that her animal forms all have their own individual character or a story to tell.