Ashley Howard – Gathered Thoughts

Ashley Howard

Thursday 4th February- Saturday 27th March

Ashley Howard is an award winning ceramic artist and dedicated teacher creating porcelain vessels informed by Far-Eastern and homespun pottery traditions. Ashley’s work draws from his interest in ritual vessels, the spaces they occupy and the ceremonies that surround them.

Primarily throwing his work on the wheel, while sometimes applying varying degrees of manipulation and altering, Ashley uses surface techniques he has developed over the years to decorate his work by drawing, brushing and printing with enamels. His unique approach to surface decoration is captured by Adrian Bland who writes ‘Howard himself has spoken of his early reticence with regard to decoration, his holding back from being a ‘potter that paints’ (Howard, 2018), and for some time his idiosyncratic mark making remained bound within the sketchbook. Such reticence was perhaps first confronted technically, with research into the right materials and processes, the right temperatures, to push the mark-making into the pot, so that the surface is not sitting on the form, but rather becomes integral to it, and the pot retains a ceramic integrity that somewhat refutes the notion of clay as canvas; ‘the glaze has pulled the marks right in’ (Howard, 2018)’

Initially studying at what is now known as the University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, Ashley has built a career combining teaching with making. Studying his Masters at the Royal College of Art in 2001, he has since published numerous articles on technical and aesthetic subjects.

“The motion, movement and rhythm of the potters wheel have always been an experiential influence on my making. This exhibition represents a stage in my continuing enquiring into the relationship between form and surface.” – Ashley Howard

 

Ashley Howard
Restless Peace IV
£260.00
Ashley Howard
Ancient Dream
£250.00
Ashley Howard
Restless Peace III
£260.00
Ashley Howard
Restless Peace I
£280.00
Ashley Howard
Gathered Thoughts
£190.00
Ashley Howard
Divided Plain
£190.00
Ashley Howard
Gestural Sweep
£190.00
Ashley Howard
Curvature
£190.00
Ashley Howard
Hidden Depths
£190.00
Ashley Howard
Floating Leaves
£260.00
Ashley Howard
Towards Faith
£250.00
Ashley Howard
Black Hair
£250.00
Ashley Howard
Pink Sun
£260.00
Ashley Howard
Yellow Sun
£260.00
Ashley Howard
Interference
£270.00
Ashley Howard
Circulation
£220.00
Ashley Howard
Modulation
£280.00
Ashley Howard
Returning Home
£700.00
Ashley Howard
Sporadic Chimes
£500.00
Ashley Howard
Cascade
£500.00
Ashley Howard
Stepping Stones
£320.00
Ashley Howard
Relaxed Flame
£320.00
Ashley Howard
Frosted Warmth
£320.00
Ashley Howard
Fleeting Permanence
£320.00
Ashley Howard
Distant Intimacy
£320.00
Ashley Howard
Second Genesis
£320.00
Ashley Howard
Frequency
£320.00
Ashley Howard
Inflection
£290.00
Ashley Howard
Soft Discord
£660.00
Ashley Howard
Connected
£750.00
Ashley Howard
Loose Fit
£780.00
Ashley Howard
Harmonious Alliance
£800.00
Ashley Howard
Momentary Glance
£780.00
Ashley Howard
Skittish Dance
£780.00
Ashley Howard
Red Mountain
£800.00
Ashley Howard
Balance
SOLD
Ashley Howard
Quiet Landscape II
SOLD
Ashley Howard
Quiet Landscape I
SOLD
Ashley Howard
Black Rain
SOLD
Ashley Howard
Thrust
SOLD
Ashley Howard
Beckon
SOLD
Ashley Howard
4th Dimension
SOLD
Ashley Howard
Restless Peace II
SOLD
Ashley Howard
Weak Strength
SOLD

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