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Celia AllenImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Woods Place Farmhouse, Mill Lane, Whatlington, Battle, East Sussex, England, TN33 0ND. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1424772322
Email:
Web-site: www.Celiaallen.co.uk
Availability: Visits to the studio by appointment only, please phone or email.
Joined on: 2012-12-04
Last Updated: 2014-03-08

Work Availability

Work Availability

Rye Art Gallery, 107 High St, Rye, East Sussex, TN317JE. tel: 01797222433
Henry Paddon Contemporary Art, 113, South Street, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4LU. tel: 01323411887
Saffron Art Gallery, 59-60, High Street, Battle East Sussex, TN33 ONE. tel: 01424772130
Avocet Gallery, Rye Harbour, Rye, East Sussex, TN3 17TY.
Singing Soul Gallery, 19, Stone Street, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3HF
Wing Art Gallery, Wadhurst East Sussex

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Technical Information

Technical Information

The Raku pieces are made from Scarva Flax Paper Clay, the stoneware pieces from Scarva earthstone.
All the pieces are biscuit fired in a downdraft gas kiln . The Stoneware is biscuited to 1000 c,the Raku to 1035c.
The Raku is then fired in a ceramic fibre kiln and smoked in sawdust. approx 1025c., various stains, oxides and formulated glazes having been applied
The Stoneware is fired in an oxidising atmosphere in the gas kiln with additions of stains, oxides and thin glazes applied to the surface areas of the pieces. 1220c. to 1260c.

Background and Education

Background and Education

I trained as a potter at Hammersmith College of Art,  on graduating I moved to France setting up a studio in which I worked for the next ten years. 

Moved back to the UK to a studio in Sussex ,and was then appointed HOD Ceramics Department at St Leonards Mayfield School. I continued to combine teaching and doing my own work until 2007.

My present studio was established in 2004  and I now work there full time. My work has always included a sculptural element and for several years I have concentrated on animal forms influenced by the rural environment in which I live.My aim is to create work which is full of movement,  respecting the essential character of the subject matter.  Each piece is individualy constructed from rolled sheets of clay and then modelled .

Some pieces are Raku and some are Stoneware. I run classes one day a week from the studio and summer courses .

Recent Exhibitions

Recent Exhibitions

July 2012 Rye Art Gallery
Aug 2012 Rye Society of Artists Summer exhibition
Nov 2012 Henry Paddon Contemporary Art
Nov 2012 Rye Art Gallery
Nov 2012 Saffron Art Gallery

Memberships

Memberships

Rye Society of Artists, elected member

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Raku
Paper Clay
Handbuilt
Sculptural
Animals and Birds