News Update March 24th 2017
....that Profound and Secret Mystery
In the autumn of 2016 and the early months of 2017 I have continued to explore the theme of the unknowable interior and to create ceramic forms that express nuances of emotion, atmosphere and ideas. I wish to create forms that prompt the viewer to question the interior whether it be in a person or an inanimate object. The title of the work is gleaned from Charles Dickens a Tale of Two Cities, "A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other" . The work is in two parts; Everywoman/Everyman, standing forms and Inheritance, which is predominantly wall pieces.
The new work can be viewed on the website, can i urge you to press the i button in the top right hand corner in order to access the text.
July 7th- 21st 2017 Summer Ceramics Show: Bellwood & Wright, Lancaster
58 Penny Street, Lancaster LA1 1XF
Evocative Objects at Sprint Mill April/May 2016
Time has sprinted away and the exhibition is now almost a year in the past. To show work in an environment which is a work of art in its own right was a profoundly positive experience; the work felt completely in accord with the spirit of the mill created by Edward Acland who has restored the building and installed an eclectic collection of objects over many years. It was an unforgettable experience.
For the most part the weather was not kind or very spring like. Long wet days created low, but atmospheric light levels that added to the attraction of the wood stove and encouraged conversations as we sat around the fire with visitors. When the sun came it was glorious, streaming through the Mill windows and showing the objects in a completely different light. When the snow came the light became bright and sharp revealing new qualities in the work.
Despite the cold people came to see the exhibition, sometimes in such numbers that we feared for the floor.
Then in January we heard we had been nominated as finalists in the Cumbrialife Awards - we didn't win but were delighted to be noticed!
Jan and I are now both developing new work and hope to exhibit together again as Evocative Objects in a different part of the country in 2018. `Meanwhile Jan's work can be seen at www.jangoodey.com or she can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org