Gabrielle Jessica FrazerImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Ram Jam Arts, Whitchurch Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF14 3NR. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0) 2920 336811
Email:
Web-site: gabriellejessicafrazer.com
Availability: Visitors to the studio are welcome - please phone to check availability.
Joined on: 2010-12-07
Last Updated: 2013-05-10

Artist's Statement

Artist's Statement

I am fascinated by the natural world- how things grow, develop and evolve, and how the particulars of a surrounding environment play such an intrinsic part to a final outcome- from seedlings to sedimentary rock formations.
It is this fascination I hope to express in my ceramic work. My forms are often bulbous, with my more recent work beginning to develop shoots- growing and stretching.
Each form is made by hand by either pinching or coiling the clay. The work is lightly burnished and then several layers of white terra sigilatta (a clay slip with very fine particles) are applied, which leaves the clay with a shiny white opaque surface. After the initial bisque firing the work is wrapped and bound with various leaves and vegetation and fired for a second time with plenty of combustibles surrounding them. It is this combination of vegetation, wood and sawdust, together with a little salt that creates the right environment to cause flashes of colour on the previously pure white surfaces. The patterns and colours within my work are unpredictable and although it would be possible to manipulate both colour and pattern to a certain extent, I choose not to, which I find adds to my intrigue of the process and the sense that it is the environment within in the kiln, that ultimately causes the final outcome.

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

City Hall, Cardiff : Made by Hand in Cardiff
October 31, 2014 to November 02, 2014

Current Work and Availability

Current Work and Availability

All work is made from a white earthenware clay and covered with several layers of a fine white terra sigillata slip. The work is then bisque fired, then fired for a second time in a gas kiln, often using saggars.

Background and Education

Background and Education

Born 1981 in Spennymoor, County Durham.
1998-2001 Attended the City of Bath College, studying Fine Art, Photography and Three Dimensional  Design, followed by a Foundation Studies course in Art and Design.
2002-2005 Cardiff School of Art and Design, UWIC. BA(Hons) Ceramics.

Exhibitions and Fairs

Exhibitions and Fairs

October 2012 - Cardiff Open Studios, Warwick Hall Studios, off Banastre Avenue, Cardiff, Wales
30th November-2nd December 2012 - Made By Hand, Tredegar House, Newport, Wales
July 1st- 6th August 2012 - Welsh Artist of the Year Exhibition, St David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales
July 14th-September 2nd 2012 - Summer Show, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff, Wales
 21st-23rd September 2012 - Ceramics in the City, The Geffrye Museum, London
January 2012 - March 2012 -The Lion Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye, Wales

December 2011
- Made by Hand, Tredegar House, Newport, Wales
September - November 2011 - Food For The Soul, Group exhibition with The South Wales Potters, Craft Renaissance, Usk, Wales
August - September 2011 - South Wales Potters Showcase, Craft in The Bay, Cardiff, Wales
March - May 2011 - South Wales Potters Showcase, Newport City Gallery,Newport, Wales
September - December 2010 - Contemporary Makers Showcase, The National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.
January 2009 - SCD Gallery, London

October 2006 - Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair, Candid Galleries, London.
February 2006 - Setting Out, Contemporary Ceramics, London
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January 2006 - The Society of Designer Craftsmen, Winter Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.
September 2005 - Ceramica Cymru, Llandeilo, Wales.
August 2005 - Graduate Showcase, Saint Davidís Hall, Cardiff.
June - August 2005 - Ceramic Purchase Prize, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.
July 2005 - Graduates Showcase, Tredegar House Contemporary Ceramics Fair, Newport, Wales.
June/July 2005 - New Designers, Business Design Centre, London.
June-July 2005 - Showcase of graduating students, Craft In The Bay, Cardiff.
June 2005 - Cardiff School of Art and Design Degree Show, UWIC, Cardiff.
April-May 2005 - Ceramic Purchase Prize, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales.

Workshops

Workshops

Available for workshops. Please contact for further information.

Work Styles

Work Styles

Earthenware
Wall Panels, Plaques
Vases & Bowls
Sculptural
Saggar