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Christine Hester SmithImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Barnbarroch Pottery, Kippford, Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, DG5 4LE. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1556 620 695
Email:
Web-site: www.christinehestersmith.co.uk
Availability: Show room open all year round MON - SAT 9.30 - 5.30. By appointment Sundays. (Advisable to ring at weekends if travelling especially).

Directions: 3 miles from Dalbeattie on A710 coast road, 17 miles south west of Dumfries
Blogs: barnbarrochpottery.blogspot.com
Last Updated: 2013-01-18

Current Work and Availability

Current Work and Availability

STATEMENT
I enjoy developing forms which reflect and reinforce my illustrative sense of decoration. Incised marks in the clay, poured and sprayed layers of slips, all contribute to my ceramic compositions.
The use of bold images, seek to reflect and augment the shape and character of each piece and follow the rhythm of the form.
I have recently been looking at some of my two dimensional images and transferring them into three, adding a whole new seam of creative possibilities to my work.

CURRENT WORK
Cheerfully decorated thrown slipware and extruded dishes, vases, seats and tables.

AVAILABILITY

Available from Barnbarroch Pottery ( own showroom in Galloway, South West Scotland) or through gallery exhibitions and retail ceramic shows

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Technical Information

Technical Information

Red earthenware clay, glaze fired to 1100. Slips poured, sprayed, brushed or sponged. Transparent glazes, or/ and areas of matt glazes, often applied with a slip trailer.

Career Background and Personal History

Career Background and Personal History

1972 - Year in NW Sicily helping to set up a pottery in Scopello (village regeneration project for Dartington Hall school leavers). Making wood fired slip decorated pottery.
1977 - BA Hons. 1st in ceramics at Bath Academy of Art.
1978 - Set up pottery in Galloway S.W. Scotland

Memberships:
Scottish Potters Association 

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

1991 - 'The Chosen Few', Open Eye, Edinburgh.
1993 - Spring exhibition, Frames Gallery, Perth.
1995 - 'Uisge Beatha', Collins Gallery, Glasgow.
1995 - 'Endangered Species', Lamont Gallery, Bethnall Green, London.
1996 - 'Triptich' Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas.
1996 - 'Zoo' Todd Garner Gallery, Glasgow
1996 - 'Tiled Out' Laburnum Ceramics, Penrith
2001 - '15 Scottish Artists', Gallerie du Bois d'Amour, Pont-Aven, Brittany
2001 - 'A Christmas Present,' The Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
2002 - 'Paired', The Crawford Arts Centre, St Andrews
2002 - 'The Collins Christmas Show', Collins Gallery, Glasgow
2003 - 'Cats' Laburnum Gallery, Penrith
2003 - 'Christmas Art Show' Lillie Art gallery, Milngavie
2003 - 'Christmas Exhibition', The Queen's Gallery, Dundee
2003 - 'Planted' Gracefield Arts Centre, Craft Focus Gallery
2004 - 'A Christmas Present' Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
2005 - Joint 'Summer Exhibition', Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas
2006 - Broughton Gallery winter exhibition
2007 - ‘Pushing Boundaries’, Booth House gallery Holmfirth
2008 ‘All the Trimmings’Booth House Gallery
2008 ‘Festive’Gallery Top
2008 ‘Impressions of Galloway past and PresentMcGill Duncan Gallery
2009 Glimpses of Galloway Past and Present, McGill Duncan Gallery
2009 Out of the Blue’, Mainhill Gallery
2009 ‘ Affordable Art Fair’ London with Mainhill Gallery
2010 ‘The Shape of Things’ Mainhill Gallery
2010 'Off the Wall Gracefield Art Gallery
2010 Galloway Exhibition (Dark Skies) McGill Duncan Gallery
2011 ‘Flights of Fancy’ McGill Duncan Gallery
2011 ‘The Rime of the Ancient’ Mariner Imagine Gallery

Solo Exhibitions
1989 - 'Decorated Earthenware' Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
1992 - 'Recent Ceramics' Open Eye, Edinburgh
1993 - 'Decorated Earthenware', Mainhill Gallery, Ancrum
1998 - 'Time and Tide', Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas
2002 - Ceramics, The Broughton Gallery Spring show, Biggar, Scotland

Retail Shows
2010 Potfest in the Park
2009 Earth & Fire, Rufford Arts Centre
2009 Potfest in the Park,
2008 Clay Art, Denbigh
2008 Potfest in the Park, Penrith

Commissions

Commissions

I have undertaken  numerous commissions for tile panels,  name plaques,  prizes, commemorative plates and individual items.

Publications

Publications

‘Pottery’ by Tony Birks. Pan Craft books – 3 illustrations of early work by Christine Poole (Smith) 
Millars Collectors & Antique Guide 2000 – illustration in modern ceramics 
500 Plates and Chargers 2008 - Lark books 
500 Vases 2010 - Lark Books 
 Advanced Pottery- by Linda Bloomfield 2011 - Robert Hale

Awards

Awards

Scottish Arts Council  ‘Creative Development’   2008 
Dumfries and Galloway Art and Craft Marketing Grant 2007 
Dumfries and Galloway Craftmaker’s Awards scheme 2006 
Dumfries and Galloway Art and Craft Marketing Grant  2003

Work Styles

Work Styles

Slipware
Earthenware
Handbuilt
Wall Panels, Plaques
Sculptural
Kitchen & Tableware
Figurative
Animals and Birds