View Image Gallery Jacqueline Leighton Boyce(Full member)Tel: 0791 461 6227 Email: Web: www.jacquelineleightonboyce.co.uk
I live on Exmoor and this is where my inspiration is drawn: from the organic of its landscape. My work is fairly personal and solitary and displays a simple and sometimes romantic narrative. I am particularly fascinated by the spirit of the indigenous red deer on Exmoor and the knowledge they have of their landscape, a knowledge that has lasted since pre-historic age.
I am inspired by what I see directly in front of me rather than what I may find and learn from other sources. My work is uncomplicated and I wish it to simply portray my love for this particular environment.
Current work and Availability
Handbuilt, earthernware; Semi-functional/sculptural; Tiles
It has always been important to me that viewers of my ceramics are left knowing without a doubt that my work is very definitely made from clay and I wish to demonstrate an overall rawness and immediacy. In short, I like the clay to show itself.
Technically I work as an earthenware ceramist firing to temperatures no higher than 1080degrees and I usually use red terracotta clay. The surfaces of my work are created by multi-layering and I usually fire each piece at least three times within an electric kiln. I create layers of colours and illustrations using slips, underglazes, glazes and finally lustres. All my work is hand built apart from the use of a press mould for my plates. Every piece I make is original.
1992 - 93 MA Ceramic Design (Researching the use of Ceramic Illustration), Central St Martins School of Art
1989 - 92 BA (Hons) Degree in Ceramic Design - 1st Class, Central St Martins School of Art
1986 - 88 HND Ceramic Design, Falmouth School of Art
1984 - 86 Foundation Diploma in General Art and Design. Taunton, Somerset.
2011 Western Morning News, (January 10th) ‘I wanted to find the Emperor’
Sept 2011: Group show. Twenty Twenty Gallery, Much Wenlock, Shropshire
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: near Dulverton, Exmoor, Somerset, England, .
Telephone: 0791 461 6227
Availability: Studio on Exmoor - Open by appointment only by email or phone.
New website showing Tiles is Rough Diamond Tiles : www.roughdiamondtiles.com
Also available for lectures on my own work
Joined on: 2009-12-05
Last Updated: 2011-08-27
Events featuring this potter
Craft Centre & Design Gallery : Down to Earth - with ceramics