Ruthanne Tudball and Jeremy Steward each have longstanding careers in ceramics creating work that feels organic and holds an earthy authenticity. Jeremy wood fires and salt glazes his work while Ruthanne is renowned for her soda glaze firing, both resulting in rich, layered surfaces.
Working from the renowned Wobage workshop in rural Herefordshire, Jeremy Steward is inspired by the soft fluidity of the materials themselves — clay on the wheel, slip and raw glaze. His work is often decorated by using wooden roulettes and stamps to impress deeply textured patterns into the freshly thrown forms.
Based in Norfolk, Ruthanne Tudball has welcomed the way that sketching, and life drawing in particular, has trained her eye, helping to develop the sense of form she translates into her ceramic art. Ruthanne’s functional pieces are assembled and manipulated while wet, capturing the soft organic quality of clay.
Don’t miss the chance to collect a piece from this beautiful collection of new works by two highly influential makers.
Jack Doherty was born in Northern Ireland and studied Ceramics at the Ulster College of Art and Design, Belfast. New to his exhibition is a series of ‘Guardian Vessels’ with folded rims and drawn surfaces.
Based in Germany, Martin is an internationally acclaimed artist, with award winning pieces in museums and galleries all over the world.
For this new exhibition, Jane Perryman will be showing a group of hemispherical double walled bowls mixed with different organic and man-made materials collected randomly, each a metaphor for memory and words.
Using combinations of press moulding, coiling and slabbing processes before burnishing the surface, her pieces are then low fired and then refined with sandpaper followed by a higher temperature firing.
Peter Beard’s work has been exhibited around the world and is represented in numerous museums, public collections and private collections in the UK and overseas. The award winning artist has a contemplative approach to making and spends much of his time sketching out ideas for new pieces.