Camilla WardImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: The Yard, 9 Lansdown Place Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK, GL50 2JZ. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1242 237394
Email:
Availability: Visitors welcome, but please phone first.

Studio Location: Montpellier area in the centre of Cheltenham. A mews between Lansdown Cresent and Lansdown Parade on A40. Phone if confused by the map.
Joined on: 2008-02-13
Last Updated: 2011-06-14

Current Work

Current Work

My work is linked to painting. I use the ceramic surface as a canvas for my response to a literal and abstract, personal landscape. I love the spontaneity and mark making quality of clay.  I  hope to make the work approachable and tactile, in opposition to the “hands-off” and precious association of fine ceramics.  Hence, the tension of a matt exterior against the glazed interior.  Also, the braille-like blobs,  and sometimes, peg pieces or add-on tablets which are meant to be played or fiddled with.  The work is  not intended to be functional but if it is  perceived as such, that is fine. They range in height 15cms to 38cms approximately

Work generally avaliable from:
Cecilia Colman Gallery, London
Wetpaint Gallery, Cirencester
Gloucestershire Guild, Painswick
Avalon Gallery, Cornwall
JaM @ eton, Eton, Windsor
Byard Art Gallery, Cambridge
Roundhouse Gallery, Foston, Derbyshire
The Flint Gallery, Blakeney, Norfolk

Technical Information

Technical Information

The forms are slab-built in red earthenware clay.  The surface is derived from undereglazes, slips, engobes and glazes and is scratched or embossed before and after forming.  I fire in an electric kiln  to 1100 and then down for lustres and low-fire glazes.  I do re-fire but try to limit the firings as the work risks being laboured.  

Background History

Background History

Member Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen
MA Ceramics University of Wolverhampton
BA(hons) First Class Visual Studies with Cultural Studies University of Gloucestershire

Exhibition History

Exhibition History

2007 Gloucestershire Guild Christmas Exhibition
Eric Gill Exhibition, Wetpaint Gallery Cirencester
Fourteen Days for Christmas, Gardens Gallery Cheltenham
Cheltenham Artists’ Open Houses
2006 Art loan scheme - paintings in Petro Canada House, London.
Also featured in their 2007 calendar
Summer Exhibition, D’Arcy Gallery Cheltenham
Arts Presence, Bristol
2005 Cheltenham Artists’ Open House
2003 Cheltenham Artists’ Open Houses
2002 Eyestoppers, Gloucester City
Summer Exhibition, The Garden Gallery, Stockbridge
Art in the Garden, Beatrice Royal Gallery, Eastleigh
Selected for Art in Clay, Hatfield
2001 Summer & Christmas Exhibitions, The Garden Gallery, Stockbridge
Art in the Garden, Beatrice Royal Gallery, Eastleigh
Graduate Show, jelly leg’d chicken gallery, Reading
2000 New Designers, London
Art in Clay, Hatfield House
Earth & Fire, Sui Generis, Southam
1999 The 3rd Southern Pottery & Ceramics Show - Farnham
Eclectica, University of Wolverhampton
1997 Visions, The Custard Factory, Birmingham
300 Tonnes of Clay, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
1996 The Guiting Festival, Gloucestershire
Art in Clay, Hatfield House

Work Styles

Work Styles

Wall Panels, Plaques
Vases & Bowls
Terracotta
Sculptural
Painterly
Oxidation
Handbuilt
Dry Matt
Earthenware