Innovation in Ceramic Art

A fantastic weekend at Innovations in Ceramic Art’, organised by Peter Ward:

‘Innovations in Ceramic Art is a major annual ceramic art show. It  featured work by over 60 artists. Visitors were able to meet the artists and buy work directly from them, it was held at The Guildhall Cambridge.

Innovations in Ceramic Art featured an eclectic mix of work, from functional wares from the studio pottery tradition to pieces that owe their origins more to fine art. All the work on show is individually handmade to the highest quality. Visitors will be amazed by the diversity of work produced using such a simple material.

Online Ceramics http://www.onlineceramics.com organised Innovations in Ceramic Art in association with the Craft Potters Association, the national body representing ceramic artists in the UK. Their aim is to advance and encourage the creation of fine works in studio ceramics, and to foster and extend the interests of the public in such objects and to promote their value in society.

I met lots of really nice people who were interested in ceramics and particularly work from a fine art point of view.  This show was well organised and well attended.  I made a number of sales and I have been invited by two galleries to exhibit work for their upcoming Christmas exhibitions:

Sculpt Gallery  www.sculptgallery.com located in Essex.  

‘One of a handful of art galleries in the UK specialising in contemporary British sculpture, fine art ceramics and other forms of three-dimensional art’.

and,

The Ceramic Studio http://www.ceramicsstudio.co.uk

‘Located in Stratford upon Avon.  The Gallery space can be found in a beautiful sky-lit loft in an old Granary, the perfect location to enjoy art works and hand-made treasures.

Bruno Dauvin, previous owner of Where I fell in Love Gallery, has an eye for quality and is renowned for predicting up and coming talent. He also has a wonderful gift when it comes to curating an exhibition.

There is always a good display of artworks here, in between specific exhibitions we show work from known and unknown makers side by side. You will always find something to intrigue you and we encourage people to simply come and enjoy the work with no obligation to buy’.

Work featured at Innovations were new pieces in my Species Loss series, Charon’s Boat and a new piece made in collaboration with Elena Cecchinato http://www.elenacecchinato.net (view post http://elena.apps-1and1.net/?p=1086).

CBWendy3Lacrimae Rerum IV

and some of my abstract raku boat forms

Three raku boats with portholes

Three boat vessels with portholes close up

 

 

 

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