View Image Gallery Craig Underhill(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1384 376559 Email: Web: www.craigunderhill.co.uk
A predominant influence in this work is the landscape, but not a static landscape, instead a landscape in time; where things grow, the land moves, geological deposits are built up and most importantly where humankind has intervened and our repetitive, methodic actions have left lasting visual effects on the environment.
Porthminster gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall
Byard Art, Cambridge
Flint Gallery, Blakeney, Norfolk
Robert Fogell Gallery, Stamford, Lincolnshire
All my work is slab built using a lightly grogged body. With larger
pieces initial marks, textures and colours are added before the piece
is assembled. When the clay is soft, textures can be made directly onto
the clay surface with my hands and fingers. I aim to create depth on
the surface of the pieces and do this by applying layers of engobes,
slips and underglaze colours when the clay is leatherhard and then
build up more layers as the clay dries. I combine this with different
methods of mark making directly into the clay surface using a variety
of simple tools, some of these being bits of broken stick, ends of
paintbrushes and my own fingers.
September 1985 - June 1987
June 1997 - May 1998 - Tri National Exhibition. BET 4 Artists, Spirale and Axe Artists Groups. Touring Custard Factory, Birmingham. Lingen, Germany and Vitrey, Paris, France.
Commissions and Awards
March 2006 - Arts Council grant to produce and promote a new body of work.
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: 8 Prescot Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands, England, DY9 7LD.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1384 376559
Availability: Visitors to my workshop are welcome, but please phone first.
Last Updated: 2013-02-12
Events featuring this potter
Porthminster Gallery : Eight Sides of a Teabowl
Bevere Gallery : CERAMICS NOW
Rufford Craft Centre : Earth and Fire 2013 at Rufford
Art in Clay - Hatfield House : Art in Clay 2013
Potfest in the Park : Potfest in the Park 2013