In this bold group show, we bring you new work by two accomplished and risk-taking makers working at opposite ends of the UK.
Sarah Jenkins works from her house and studio surrounded by farmland in North Essex. Patricia Shone has been living and working on the Isle of Skye for the past 25 years. Though surrounded by starkly different landscapes, these artists both use clay to express their responses to the land.
Each artist favours handbuilding as a making process, embracing textured and carved surfaces that possess a raw, tactile quality. Patricia’s works achieve soft earthenware blacks and greys through raku, wood and charcoal saggar firing, while Sarah embraces satin like surfaces, some bearing graphic line work and others revealing abstract patterns of colour. Both bodies of work are organic and elemental in nature, sitting in harmonious dialogue with one another.
Join us in admiring this elemental collection full of detail and nuance.
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.