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Oxford Ceramics Fair 2018 at CPA Autumn Fair 27th - 28th October 2018 More than 60 of the UK's leading potters will be exhibiting and selling their ceramics at the Oxford Ceramics Fair 2017.
Affordable Art Fair at Battersea at Affordable Art Fair London, The 18th - 21st October 2018 The Affordable Art Fair offers a feast of contemporary art from over 100 galleries, with prices from £40 - £4,000 
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Regular Pottery Courses by Suleyman Saba - 29th January to 31st December, 2018
Students will learn about preparing clay and different techniques of ceramics from pinch pots and coiled pottery, to slab building and throwing. Students are also guided on aspects of decoration and glazing. 
Lindy Barletta weekday Courses in East Sheen - 1st January to 31st December, 2018
Studio Pottery Making techniques: A terms course covers a project in each - pinching, coiling, slab building and throwing.

The Landscape is Memory – Adele Howitt – to 26 March 2015

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Adele has exhibited across Europe including, the prestigious Steninge Slott Cultural Centre in Sweden for the World Art in Clay exhibition, selected for VI Biennal de Ceràmica del Vendrell, Barcelona, Spain, Ceramica Multiplex at Kerameikon, Croatia, and, RHS Chelsea Flower Show London. This show was a great expression of her current work. For more details visit her page on studiopottery and then her website.

Adele says: ¬†‚ÄúI try to capture a moment of time remembered within a sculpture and have the object report to us.‚ÄĚ

Time imprints the landscape with evidence of its passing, speaking to us through ephemeral tide lines, beaches and wave forms locked in geological strata, forming a unit or vessel for carrying information; cells of genetic inheritance.  Memory, science, relevance of pattern and form found in landscape are concepts that Adele has been developing for a number of years in various forms.

Investigations include microscopic landscapes within pathology and pollen grains. Those concepts extend to working within the public realm and architecture.  These interpretations of identity underpin collaborations with artists that have lead to new proposals for final public artworks within the community.  Including the 2014 project Unpacking a Potted History (DARTS Right Up Our Street, Doncaster), which culminated in a psycho-geographic installation of printed plate shards and poetry interventions around Mexborough, South Yorkshire.  Other collaborative working has enabled a new development of research into landscape and memory as ecology messages are underpinned in the creation of temporary installations where real planting takes an effective role.  One example of this is the Seeds for the Desert ongoing art / ecology project.

Graduating in from Chelsea School of Art about 20 years ago, Adele joined with other ceramicists, and calling themselves ‚ÄėEdge‚Äô they put on an exhibition on Cork Street, a place many artists aspire to exhibit.¬† A more unlikely teamwork was to follow in Adele‚Äôs¬†partnership with international company Ideal¬†Standard, innovating the potential of their firing and slip casting processes in a forensic project based upon DNA patterns and¬†fingerprinting which produced an intriguing set of interactive works for Craven Park in Hull. ¬†An MA with Distinction in public art at the UCE ensued.

Scientific themes persist in Adele’s collaborations. Relationships between nature and well-being have been put to great effect in the Castle Hill Queen’s Centre NHS Project East Yorkshire (winner of 5 RIBA awards), where the outside creeps into the hospital environment putting people at ease alleviating the sterile environment of a hospital. Working with Beam a public art agency based in the north of England, Adele created large scale works for a minor surgeries unit in Barnsley, taking inspiration from their medieval environment of rowan forests and glades.

 

Combining narrative and form, the artist marks and celebrates human experiences ‚Äď both public and personal.¬† Adele Howitt is co-owner of the craft workshop and gallery called Studio Eleven where she is based in the historic fruit market, in Kingston upon Hull‚Äôs new cultural quarter.

Further information:

Adele Howitt E: info@adelehowitt.co.uk Tel: 01482 229600 Mb: 07976 838191


Posted on April 13 2015 under Event Reviews.