So it been busy few months and us potters in Lancashire who have been beavering away to carve a few new events out for the lovely people of the area.
The first event is Kilns and Canvas a new venture over in Whitewell Memorial Hall organised by the lovely Jenny Eaton whose work you can see on exhibition in the new Platform Gallery in Clitheroe soon.
Jenny Eaton 4-25 May 2013
In the Education Gallery
Figurative ceramics by Ribble Valley artist Jenny Eaton, winner of the 2012 Craft Open Ribble Valley Prize.
"I am a ceramic artist living and working in the Ribble Valley for
the last 25 years. I make figurative, sculptural work. Initially,
inspiration derived solely from awareness of the effects of weathering
and erosion on the countryside. Through personal experience I realized a
parallel existed between the effects of time on the environment and the
relationship of a couple on their journey through life. The impact of
emotional experience and relentless ageing of the body all make their
mark on the human form just as the weather on the landscape. Through my
work I translate these observations to the figures through texture,
nuance and body language. This new collection is titled ' Soul Mates'.
Making methods: piecing the clay by hand, exploiting its nature to
realize the cracked, fragmented, semi androgynous forms. Finished using
oxides and slips then fired to 1240 degrees centigrade in an electric