Welcome to 2018 at Leg of Mutton! This year, we’ll be open for just one event, and what a superb event it promises to be: the brand-new Marches Makers Festival, featuring work by 70 makers in 11 locations in Kington. We’ll present the fruits of our ceramics labour over the past 18 months. Monuments to fallen leaves, celestial dreamboats and other delights for the eye and soul await.
5, 6 and 7 May 2018
10 AM–4 PM
Fri 4 May, 6–8 PM
Andrew Eastwood, Honesty Vase
Shannon Donovan, Hazel Sarcophagus
If you can’t make it to LoM during Marches Makers, there will be two more chances to see our work this year. I’ll be exhibiting at Ceramic Wales in Wrexham from 13-15 July. Then, for h.Art, Andrew is participating in a group exhibition at the Old Police Station in Kington, 8-16 September. As for me, I’m honoured to be one of the winners of the h.Art Old Mayor’s Parlour Prize and will be exhibiting there, along with two other artists, during September.
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For the final installment of an image a day from Fire + Earth, we offer you some majestic majolica by Royal Academician Stephen Cox. Stephen’s explorations in the medium came about owing to his interest in the three treatises of Cipriano Piccolpasso on renaissance lead glaze pottery. These works have never been exhibited before, and we’re exceptionally honoured to present them.
Fire + Earth will be on view at Aardvark Books, Brampton Bryan SY7 0DH, from 8-23 April.
At Castle Hill Arts, Tony Hall produces traditional ceramic ware and has begun to explore portraiture in clay. He also throws really big terracotta pots! We’re hoping to feature the latter at Fire + Earth in addition to some of Tony’s tabletop-sized offerings.
Fire + Earth will open to the public on Saturday 8 April, and we’re pleased that Maggie Kingston will be taking part. The glazes on Maggie’s organic sculptures derive from the ash of plants that grow on her own land.
Aw shucks, it’s time to talk about me. I’m pleased to be exhibiting in as well as helping to organise and curate Fire + Earth. I’ll be presenting a selection of my wall-hanging sculptures that evoke the forest floor and the floating world of water lilies.
Fire + Earth will feature work by Verity Howard, who brings a fresh fusion of ideas and technique to the field of ceramics. Combining traditional hand-building with surface printing and drawing, Verity’s pared-down work expresses the essentials of her subject matter, as in the image below.