Tag Archives: Maggie Kingston

Fire + Earth: Maggie Kingston

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.

Pollards, by Maggie Kingston

Last weekend for This Living Earth

We don’t know where the time has gone, but we are approaching the last 3 days of This Living Earth. If you’ve been meaning to come over for a look, now is the time to get in touch. Come get your favourite Peter Horrocks or Maggie Kingston before they’re gone! We’re open by appointment through Sunday 1 May.

Why not make a day of it and visit us, then nip over to Aardvark Books for cake, coffee, and a look at ‘The Marches: Maps, Prints, Bindings‘? Among other superb specimens of vintage maps, Aardvark’s exhibition features an original version of the first map of Shropshire, dating from 1579. What a treat!


This Living Earth: starts 16 April

Leg of Mutton starts a new exhibition season on 16 April! We’re delighted to be presenting ‘This Living Earth’, featuring work by two artists whose work derives from the literal ground beneath our feet.

Peter Horrocks creates his structural abstractions using earth pigments. Layers of velvety, warm, subtle tones contrast with sharp greys, evoking terracotta and slate:

Peter Horrocks Transform #2 small
Peter Horrocks, Transform 2

Maggie Kingston, a recent Hereford College of Arts graduate, encases glaze materials in shells of black clay and parian. When she cuts open these handmade ‘geodes’, she’s never quite sure what she’ll find – but it’s usually stunning:

Maggie Kingston Cut Geode 2 small
Maggie Kingston, Cut Geode 2

‘This Living Earth’ will be on view from 16 April through 1 May. We’ll be open to the public on 16 and 17 April, 11 AM to 5 PM, and then by appointment through 1 May. Watch here for more information on our guest artists’ work!