Exhibition dates: 10 to 19 September 2021
Friday 10 September 2021 – 6pm to 8pm (by invitation)
Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 September 10:30 to 4:30 pm.
We are delighted to host September Ceramics 2021 at City Arts Newbury.
Organised by Katherine Kingdon and Helen Long, the show will be the first themed exhibition in our newly refurbished building with a great sense of light and space.
There will be a variety of ceramic and pottery Stallholders by invitation as well as an Up and Coming Ceramicist table with 20 pieces selected by the judges and competition with prizes on three categories : under 14 years old, 14 – 18 years and 18+.
The judges for the table selection will be Cait Gould and Grant Pratt.
Entries for the Up and Coming competition are now closed.
Katherine Kingdon, Helen Long, Diana Pattenden, Lone Hudson, Cáit Gould, Christine Lack, Ursula Waechter, John Brazendale and Rebecca Maynard will be exhibiting their work during September Ceramics 2021
Katherine’s pieces are full of character and storytelling. Her figures seem to be caught mid action and a sense of playful ambiguity draws you in and makes you smile.
She hand-builds and creates the illustrated surfaces using a mixture of applied, incised and modelled detail. This creates a surface reminiscent of something more medieval.
The calm, muted colour palette adds to this ancient quality which is often delightfully at odds with the subject matter.
A large garden sculpture of a fish, a pineapple, some carnivorous plants, small ceramic turtle hatchlings, perhaps some yoga figures and probably some espresso mugs and some salt and pepper pinch pots will be on sale plus clay kits for home. Diana has been sculpting since she was handed play dough as a child.
Christine works in white stoneware & porcelain clay for their suppleness, delicacy and strength. The clays versatility to be transformed both in texture and form, make them perfect for her work when capturing and exploring natures beauty within the landscape through glaze and smoke firing techniques.
The range of John’s work includes both sculptural and thrown ceramics in stoneware and porcelain clays. John has always loved the work of artists Ben Nicholson, Georgio Morandi and Wassilly Kandinsky, their influence runs through many of the themes in his collection.
Helen Long is a ceramicist working on the wheel in porcelain and stoneware. Her work is unique, each individual piece is a one-off.
Lone designs and makes contemporary stoneware ceramics. predominantly coiled or slab constructed vessels. dishes and bowls. Stones and sticks, natural shapes, colours and textures are her main source of inspiration along with anything that she find pleasing to look at.
Cait enjoys creating simple, elegant forms for your home decorated with delicate illustrations and subtle oxide finishes to highlight the hand-crafted surface of each piece. She is inspired by the natural landscapes of Scotland where she grew up, as well as man-made architectural features such as chimneys and bridges.
Ursula makes brightly coloured tin-glazed earthenware for use and decoration. Wheel thrown and hand-painted using calligraphic brushes. Commemorative lettered work for weddings and births; individual tuition and small group workshops.
Rebecca trained at Central St.Martins and makes handbuilt forms in earthenware clay influenced by nature and landscape. Her work includes small tactile blue birds, bold contemporary vessels and unique sculptural heads.