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.
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.
Rob Fountain will be bringing some of his striking sculptural work to Fire + Earth. He describes his work as “mov[ing] between figurative, functional and abstract, reflecting and informed by the structures, shapes and experiences in the rolling hills and valleys of Mid Wales.”
Herefordshire Art Week always seems so far away, then hurtles towards us with blinding speed. This year’s iteration takes place from 10–18 September, and we’re pleased to be taking part once again. It’s a vital annual event for the region’s artists, and with 23 artists showing at 8 venues, Kington is staking a strong claim for the second consecutive year. So do come on over to see us, and make a day of it! We’re featuring my and Andrew Eastwood’s work, in all its glorious diversity (though almost always based in ceramics).
Leg of Mutton (venue LM in the h.Art guide) will be open daily from 11 AM to 5 PM each day during h.Art. In addition, Andrew and I are exhibiting at St. Michael and All Angels in Kingsland (venue SM) – a group show that will feature work by 23 artists, all under one glorious Grade I listed roof.