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Aimée FisherImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Hawthorns Farm, Huntingdon Road, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, England, PE16 6TQ. View in Google Maps
Telephone: 07868 478028
Email:
Web-site: www.aimeefisher.co.uk
Availability: Open by appointment. Please phone to arrange availability.
Joined on: 2012-08-04

Artist’s statement

Artist’s statement

Inspired by a variety of natural structures, mainly seedpods, my ceramics explore the subtleties of form and the relationship between internal and external space. With particular focus on the contours and undulations of surface I am interested by the effect certain elements have on the internal void and the external surface and how they appear to change as the piece is viewed from different angles. Using traditional coiling and pinching techniques I manipulate the clay allowing the form to develop and grow, making decisions about certain elements as they emerge. Working the clay to such a refined quality provides a number of challenges: this itself is exciting and further enhances the tension and contrast between interior and exterior. 

The linear forms do not have a base and are not traditional vessels, they can stand on their rim and be looked into or be placed on their side to be looked through, often in more than one position, posing the question what do I want the viewer to see? Contrasting colour affects how the form and the space around it is perceived, dark internal spaces focusing attention on the internal elements whilst a dark exterior frames and defines the external form.

I enjoy playing with the material and exploring different aspects of pods. In contrast to the linear pieces, the tactile forms are enclosed and have no visible hole or opening. Asymmetric and rounded they decide how they sit on a surface and often balance in numerous ways; designed to be hand sized they are most at home cupped in the hand where the carefully burnished surface makes them very tactile.

Asymmetry and contrast between interiors and exteriors of form, as well as tactility have also been explored in my new functional range which are also meticulously handbuilt, providing  me the control and freedom to create my aesthetic and the tactile qualities which makes them so appealing.

 The collections are designed to work together, each piece echoing certain aspects of the next whilst being unique and equally confident to stand alone as single forms.

Current Work and Availability

Current Work and Availability

Handbuilt Stoneware Sculpture of varying sizes for domestic and exhibition.  A new range of functional ware is also now available.

Availability
Currently work is available from Aimée’s studio, please check out the website for types of work and ring for more details.

Other information
Aimée is available for lectures, demonstrations and workshops, either in small groups at her studio or in larger groups at an agreed venue. Please contact for more details.

Technical Information

Technical Information

Work is fired in an electric kiln, usually 3 times, finally reaching 1200⁰C.

Glazing consists of mostly engobes, coloured with body stains and oxides and functional ware have gloss and satin stoneware glazes.

Career Background

Career Background

Aimée graduated in July 2011 from De Montfort University, Leicester. Aimee continues to make and develop work from her studio in Cambridgeshire whilst exhibiting across the country.

Exhibition History

Exhibition History

7 Sept – 16 September 2012 WEYA, Nottingham, UK.
19 July – 22 July 2012 ‘The Ceramic Collective’ Art in Action, Ceramic Tent, Waterperry House, Oxfordshire, UK.
22 June – 24 June 2012 Earth and Fire International Ceramic Fair, Rufford Abbey Country Park, Nottinghamshire, UK.
30 March – 1 April 2012 Sandringham Craft and Food Fair, Sandringham Estate, Sandringham, Norfolk, UK.
6 Jan – 15 Jan 2012 Designer Crafts at the Mall 2012, The Mall Galleries, The Mall , London, UK.
30 Sept-13 Nov 2011 ‘FRESH’ British Ceramics Biennial, Original Spode Site, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.
21-24 July 2011 De Montfort Emerging Talent, Art in Action market tent, Waterperry House, Oxfordshire, UK.
29 June – 02 July 2011 New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, UK.
18-23 June 2011 Degree Show, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.
6-9 May 2010 All Manner of Wonders, Pedestrian Arts, Leicester, UK.

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Handbuilt
Dry Matt
Wall Panels, Plaques
Vases & Bowls
Sculptural