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Contact Details

Studio: 14 Trent Close, Sompting, Lancing, West Sussex, UK, BN15 0EJ. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1903 751 592
Fax: +44 (0)1903 751 592
Email:
Web-site: www.rjamesstudio.co.uk
Availability: All year round, by prior arrangement (telephone or email), although not necessary during occasional Open-Studio weekends. When held, Open-Studio details are to be found in the Events Listing and on our own website.
Last Updated: 2014-02-22

Current Work

Current Work

Sculpture in stoneware and porcelain. In creating my own combination of fine art and sculpture, I use carefully developed blends of different clays to achieve my objective. Much of my inspiration comes from elements of mythology and a keen sense of history. Combining these factors, I incorporate in my work a sense of timelessness in an imaginary parallel world. The fragmented representations of times past can now exist in a contemporary state of flux, and the viewer can feel at ease with his or her own interpretation of each piece.

Examples of my sculpture are in private collections in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Ireland and throughout the United Kingdom.

An interesting article about Mary's work, originally printed in Keramiek Magazine, published by de Nederlandse Vakgroep Keramisten (NVK – the Dutch Potters Association) its in Dutch(but can easily be translated through Google if needed)

Work generally available from:
Tregoning Fine Art Gallery, Derby
Queen's Road Gallery, Aberdeen.
Fenwick Gallery, Warkworth, Northumberland.
Spectrum Gallery, Machynlleth, Powys
ArtParade, Saltaire, West Yorkshire
Rosetta Stone Fine Art Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida (USA)
Dashwood Galleries, Calgary, Alberta (Canada)

My work is also normally available from my studio and I undertake commissions.

Private Tuition

Private Tuition

Private tuition is available (also with Bob Kershaw) for a maximum of 4 persons (beginners to intermediate) in ceramic sculpture, modelling, throwing on the wheel. Full details are available on our website.

Technical Information

Technical Information

All firing is in oxidation, in a top-loading electric kiln. My sculptural pieces are fired to Cone 8, with glazing achieved using a variety of developed methods. As a professional courtesy we acknowledge the source of original recipes, but do not disclose modifications or additions to those recipes.

History

History

I have been working in clay since 1994, with the background of working as a professional portrait artist since 1980. 

Have been providing private tuition since 1999.

Published Images etc.

Publications:
An example of Mary's 2002 work is included in the book 'Potfest in the Pens x10'
Further examples of her more recent work are featured in:
‘500 Figures in Clay – Ceramic Artists Celebrate the Human Form’ – Lark Books (2004)
‘500 Animals in Clay – Contemporary Expressions of the Animal Form’ – Lark Books (2006)
 
Ceramics: Art and perception; No 76.

August 2010: Profile article of Mary's work:(translated title: ‘The Parallel World of Mary Kershaw’) by Paul Kuyer and Guus Schipperheijn. The Dutch magazine ‘Keramiek’

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Porcelain
Handbuilt
Sculptural
Figurative
Animals and Birds