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Contact Details

Studio: Bryn Horeb, New Cross, Aberystwyth, Dyfed, Wales, SY23 4LY. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0) 1974 261721
Email:
Web-site: www.jolandceramics.co.uk
Availability: By appointment
Joined on: 2011-09-01
Last Updated: 2011-09-23

Artists Statement

Artists Statement

My work is concerned with capturing the spontaneity of working with clay and I make in an instinctive way, allowing the material to move freely through my hands. 
 
The forms can be fluid and at times organic, at others, more controlled. But each time they are a surface receptive to the subtleties of woodfiring and, as I make, I think of where they will go in the kiln and how the touch of the flame will change them. 

My work is a response to my love of clay and the direct contact I have with it, guided by my ongoing fascination with the firing process. It is this relationship between artist, material and process that I find so alluring. There are numerous elements which change each time to create an excitingly unpredictable result.

Current Work and Availability

Current Work and Availability

Woodfired, saltglazed stoneware and porcelain.

Availability:
Artist's Studio, New Cross.
Her Dandy Wolf, Aberystwyth.
The Studio, Aberystwyth.
Rhiannon Gallery, Tregaron.
Time and Space Gallery, Bath
School house studios, Suffolk.

Technical Information

Technical Information

I use Harry Fraser porcelain and Solargil stoneware thrown on a momentum kick wheel. The work is raw glazed and fired in a 70cub.ft crossdraft, saltglaze, woodfired kiln.

Career Background

Career Background

1975 - Born (Larkman) 
1993 - Completed Foundation Course in Art at Suffolk College Ipswich.
1994 - Commenced degree in 3DDesign at West Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham. 
1995 - Transferred onto the Ceramics course at Falmouth College of Art.
1997 - Graduated with a BAHons degree in Ceramics from Falmouth College of Art. 
1997 - 98 Worked for Anita Besson.
1998 - 2004 Spent abroad, travelling & working in Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, Indonesia,Thailand, India & Nepal:
1999 - Three month residency at Joetsu University in Niigata, Japan.
2000 - Three months working at Koishiwara Pottery, kyushu, Japan.
2001 - 2004 Three year apprenticeship with Robert Barron at Gooseneck Pottery, 
            Victoria, Australia.
2004 - 2006 worked alongside Micki Schloessingk at Bridge Pottery, Gower, South Wales.
2007 - Present - Set up home and pottery in Aberystywth, mid- Wales.

Exhibition History

Exhibition History

1997 - 'Sense of Place' - Truro Museum
1998 - Gallery One Falmouth
1998 - Medici Gallery, London
1999 - Joetsu University, Japan
2000 - Yanase Pottery, Koishiwara, Japan
2001 - Gooseneck Pottery
2002 - NCECA, Kansas City
2003 - Skepsi Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2004 - Solo exhibition, Meeniyan Art Gallery,Victoria, Australia
2004 - Joanna Bird Gallery, London
2004 - Bridge Pottery
2005 - Cassius Clay Gallery, Denmark
2006 - NAU Ceramics conference
2006 - The where I fell in love gallery tea cups exhibition
2007 - Feelslike, Manchester
2007 - Lavenham Contemporary Gallery
2008 - School House Studios, Suffolk
2008 - Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2009 - Widcombe Art Trail, Bath
2009 - The Dome, Buxton
2010 - The Studio, Aberystwyth
2010 - Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth
2010 - Appledore Arts Festival, The Glove Factory, Devon
2011 - Guest Maker: South Wales Potters, The Makers Guild in Wales, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Porcelain
Salt
Teabowls
Kitchen & Tableware
Wood