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Contact Details

Studio: Tile Cottage Workshop, The Street, Aldermaston, Reading, England, RG7 4LN.
Telephone: +44(0)118 9712751
Email:
Availability: Visitors are welcome at the workshop by appointment only. Please phone me at the above telephone number to arrange a visit.
Joined on: 2008-06-18
Last Updated: 2014-03-24

Current Work

Current Work

The desire to make pots that will be used and a love for decoration has led me to work within the Majolica tradition. The combination of the rich colour of the red clay with the glossy whiteness of the tin glaze and the vibrancy of the fired oxide mixtures provide a sustaining interest for me.

My brushwork is inspired by European painted ceramics from the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and Persia. But I also draw inspiration from textiles and other crafts and also from nature itself.

Work Available from:
Jenna Burlingham Fine Art, 2A George Street, Kingsclere, Hampshire, RG20 5NQ. Tel 01635 298855. www.jennaburlingham.com
Fine crafts by members of the Hampshire & Berkshire Guild of Craftsmen

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Technical Information

Technical Information

Most of my pots are thrown on the wheel, some are press moulded. They are usually turned to give a foot and visually lift them off the ground. They are biscuit fired to 1000 degrees c and covered with a tin-glaze by dipping.

I use brushwork decoration using mixtures of metal oxides, that give different blues and greens, which I combine with touches of brighter colours like reds and yellows. I apply these with sign writer’s brushes. The pots are then glaze fired to 1055 degrees c in an electric kiln.

Background History

Background History

1957   Born in Vechta, North Germany
1979 -1981- Studied Three-Dimensional Design Ceramics (BA) at Bath Academy of Art in Corsham, Wiltshire
1980 Study visit to France looking at Fayence
1981 Study visit to China visiting Art and Craft Workshops
1981-1982 - Fellowship at Bath Academy of Art / Kiln Building
1982-1986 - Set up workshop in Bath
1985 Study visit to Italy looking at Majolica
1986 Study visit to Andalucia, Spain looking at Moorish Architecture and Ceramics
1987  Study visit to South Germany and Switzerland looking at trompe l’oeil paintings
1990 Participant in Experimental Painting Workshop with Meriel Hoare, Froyle
1990 Project of making a Replica 17th Century Lambeth Caudle Cup at Aldermaston Pottery
1991 Three month study visit to South India studying Indian Design and Workshop with Terracotta Potters in Anemala, Kerala/Kanataka Border, South India
1986-1991 - Team Member of Alan Caiger-Smith’s workshop at Aldermaston Pottery, Aldermaston, Berkshire
1991-1997 -  Set up workshop in Bremen, Germany
1991-1992 - Guest Student at the Academy of Ancient Music, Bremen, Germany
1997 Three month study visit to Mexico and Guatemala looking at Mayan Art
1997 Returned to England
1999-2001 -  Trained as Steiner Waldorf Teacher to teach Handwork
2001-2006 -  Member of Aldermaston Potters at The Pottery Aldermaston
2007 - Set up own workshop in Aldermaston
2009 Three month study visit to Mali and Burkina Faso, West Africa, looking at textiles, pottery and other crafts
2009 Member of Hampshire and Berkshire Guild of Craftsmen
2011 Burkina Faso to visit International Arts and Crafts Fair (CIAO)
2012 Set Up Micro Credit Project in village in Burkina Faso

Exhibition History

Exhibition History

1982 Participant in the Westerwald Preis, Hoehr-Grenzhausen, Germany
1983 Work shown at Beaux Art Gallery, Bath
1984  Group Exhibition at the Festival Gallery, Bath
1985 Group Exhibition at Swansea Art Workshop
1990 Participant in the Fletcher Challenge Award, Newzealand
1990 Group Exhibition with Aldermaston Pottery at the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
1990 Beaux Art Gallery, Bath
1990 Group Exhibition with Aldermaston Pottery at theTithe Barn, Islip, Oxford

1991 Group Exhibition at the Newbury Arts Workshop
1992 to 1996 regular participant in potters markets across North Germany
1992 Kunsthandwerkermarkt, Konsul Hackfeld Haus, Bremen, Germany
1995 Group Exhibition at Heiligenloh, Germany
1994 Group Exhibition at Ottersberg, Germany
1996 Exhibition at Galerie & Wein, Jasna Schauwecker, Berlin, Germany

2001 to 2006 twice yearly shows in July and December at The Pottery Aldermaston
2003 Work shown at the Black Swan Gallery, Frome, Somerset
2004 West Berkshire Open Studios
2004 Newbury Fringe Festival
2004 Greenham Arts Art Fair, Newbury
2005 Art and Music Exhibition,Ashford Hill, Hampshire
2005 Christmas Art Fair, Hungerford
2005 Exhibition at the Royal County of Berkshire Show
2005 West Berkshire Open Studios

2006 West Berkshire Open Studios
2007 Summer Show at Jewell’s Barn in Stanford Dingley
2007 Christmas Show at Jewell’s Barn in Stanford Dingley
2008 Whiteknights Studio Trail, Reading
2008 Group Exhibition with Whiteknight Studio Trail members at the Gun Street Art Gallery, Reading
2008 Aldermaston and Wasing Show
2008 Art in Clay Southern Pottery & Ceramics Show at The Maltings, Farnham
2009 Contemporary Art, Craft and Design Fair at Winchester Cathedral
2009 H & B Guild Exhibition at the Cross Barn, Odiham
2010 Open Studios with Rosemary Trigwell, Kintbury
2010 Whiterknights Trail, Reading with Robyn Appleton
2010 Art in Action, Waterperry House
2010 H & B Guild Exhibition at the Cross Barn, Odiham

2011 H & B Guild Exhibition at the Town Hall, Alresford
2011 Exhibition at MERL (Museum of English Rural Life) Reading
2011 H & B Guild Exhibition at the Cross Barn, Odiham
2012 H & B Guild Exhibition at the Town Hall, Alresford
2012 Open Studios with Jenny Jowett and Jonathan Savill, Silchester
2012 'AFTERWORDS' Exhibition at Arlington Arts Centre

Work Styles

Work Styles

Maiolica
Earthenware
Thrown
Painterly
Lettering, Inscriptions
Handbuilt
Tin
Vases & Bowls
Kitchen & Tableware
Commemorative