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Fire + Earth: Stephen Cox RA

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.

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Detail from ‘Leda and the Swan’, by Stephen Cox RA

Fire + Earth: Tony Hall

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.

08 Tony Hall nested pots

Fire + Earth: Verity Howard

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.

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‘A Ley Landscape’ by Verity Howard – inspired by Alfred Watkins