View Image Gallery Jo Land(Full member)Tel: +44 (0) 1974 261721 Email: Web: www.jolandceramics.co.uk
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
Woodfired, saltglazed stoneware and porcelain.
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.
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,
2004 - 2006 worked alongside Micki Schloessingk at Bridge Pottery, Gower, South Wales.
2007 - Present - Set up home and pottery in Aberystywth, mid- Wales.
1997 - 'Sense of Place' - Truro Museum
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Bryn Horeb, New Cross, Aberystwyth, Dyfed, Wales, SY23 4LY.
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Telephone: +44 (0) 1974 261721
Availability: By appointment
Joined on: 2011-09-01
Last Updated: 2011-09-23