The following ceramicists all share a passion for Raku which has its origins in the sixteenth century tea ceremonies of Japan. The American artist & potter Paul Soldner explored and developed his own variation of the Raku process in the 1960’s. Currently there are many approaches to this exciting art form.
Each participant in this exhibition has developed their own individual approach to Raku, which embodies a style of working that includes an attitude of mind and a way of thinking.
“Raku is a Japanese word that has been freely interpreted in the West as ‘enjoyment’.”
– Murfitt Contemporary Raku
Enjoy the works of Tim Andrews, Kate Schuricht, Patricia Shone, Moyra Stewart, David Roberts, and Stephen Murfitt himself as you explore each maker’s stylistic take on the Raku firing process.
Our “New Members” exhibition is packed with inspired works blurring the lines between art and craft. Showcasing something for each artistic taste; from the likes of Gail Altschuler, timeless simplicity by Jennifer Amon and Verity Howard’s sculptural pieces. The wide array of display also includes complex pieces from Timothy Copsey, red stone clay improvisational music inspired work of Julian King-Salter, domestic objects by Francis Lloyd-Jones balancing between looseness and definition, to a more contemporary storytelling through figurative ceramics by Craig Mitchell, and narrative visual fragments by Carolyn Tripp.