View Image Gallery Jennie Hale(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1822 860287 Email: Web: www.jenniehale.co.uk
I have lived and worked in a remote rural area for 25 years with my family, where I draw inspiration for my ceramics and drawings. Throughout my personal and professional life art and the environment are intertwined, the affinity I have with nature has always nourished and informed my work
Current work and Availability
Raku fired Animals and birds.
Workshop under the Sky: Founded in 2002 by Jennie, provides 'Nomadic environmental art workshops' where scientists and and artists work together to enable the participants to explore and learn about the natural world around them.
Workshop Working Techniques
Starting form a slab base each piece is handbuilt using coils, gradually building up the form. To allow one piece to stiffen before adding another, two or three pieces are worked on at the same time.
The form is developed by "paddling" and scraping and compressing before smoothing with a rubber kidney. Detail is added using a combination of blobs, slabs and coils of clay. An assortment of tubing, pipes and various oddments are sometimes pushed into the clay for other fine details. The shape of the mouth, fur and feathers are drawn on a piece with a scriber and holes are pierced through to make nostrils.
When dry the work is decorated using wax resist, underglaze and oxide before biscuit firing in an electric kiln.
Glaze is sprayer onto the biscuited ware and the pieces are raku fired in a "top-hat" kiln. The pieces are drawn red hot from the kiln and smoked in a bin of saw dust.
Because of the arduous nature of this process only a few pieces can be fired each day.
Qualifications and Training:
- 1979-1985 elected member of Devon Guild of Craftsmen
2009 - present Decorated earthenware
2007 - Publication of The nature Diary of an Artist by A& C Black
2002 - present Founded www.workshopunderthesky.co.uk
2004 - present. Started the Tavistock Big Draw (campaign for drawing)
1994 - present. Writing and illustrating Nature diaries
1983 - present longham Pottery
1983 - 1988 Producing Saltglazed ceramics
1983 - present Raku fired ceramics
1979 -1983 Shinners Bridge Pottery
- Workshop assistant Marianne de Trey C.B.E.
2011 - Watercolours and ceramics , Kelly College. Tavistock
2010 (March) - One woman show The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle on Tyne.
2010 - Watercolours ,New ceramics , Longham pottery
2009 - September ceramics and watercolours the centre for creativity. Princetown.
2009 - Ceramics and watercolours Longham Pottery
2008 - Ceramics and watercolours the Dartmoor inn Lyford
2007 - Driftwood gallery Truro
2005 - Pittenweem arts festival
2003 - Craft and Design Gallery, The Head row Leeds
2002 - Of Ceramics and Drawings The Cider Press Dartington
2002 - Ceramics and drawings Longham Pottery
2002 - Ceramics The Open–Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
1988-2002 8 solo shows Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
From 1983-2000: Solo shows 12
2010 Earth and Fire Rufford
Demonstrations and Lectures
2010 Wandering with words and watercolours,Portland, Oregon U.S.A
2009 Wildlife drawing and painting; Earth and fire2009
2008 Wildlife Drawing and painting for Tavistock group of artists
2008 Presentation , National Conference for Forest Education The Pioneer Centre Shropshire.
2006 Tavistock group of artists
2006 Cornwall ceramics and Glass group
2005 Contemporary studio Pottery Chagford
2004 West Country potters association
1999 Wealdon & Kent potters association
1997 Earth and Fire Rufford
1994 Lecture tour Staffordshire arts Education
1993 The Potters Day, Bridgewater
1992 Bristolguild of Craftsmen
1989 'Clay live' Tiverton
1983 Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Association
1982 Pottery Crafts Lectures
1979-1984 Part time lecturer South Devon College of Art
1985 -1996 Advisor South Devon College of Art
1984-1990 Advisor Plymouth College of Art
2010 Bugs Brittanica, Peter Marren - Chatto and Windus
2007 The Nature Diary of an Artist: Jennie Hale: A&C Black
2005 Raku, Tim Andrews: A&C Black
2004 Drawing birds John Busby, Christopher Helm.
2001 Saltglazed ceramics, Rosemary Cochrane: The Cornwood Press.
2000 The Potters Guide to Ceramic Surfaces, Jo Connell. Apple Books
1994 Raku, Tim Andrews A&C Black
1994 BBC Wildlife magazine Nature diarist of the year. ( specially commended)
1993 Sixty years of pottery at Dartington.
1990 Animal Forms and Figures, Rosemary Wren. Batsford
1986 and 1983 International Saltglaze.
The Bill Ismay Collection Stoke on Trent
The Guennol Collection New York.
Devon Education Collection
Strathclyde Education Collection.
And in private collections throughout the world.
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Longham Pottery, Coryton, Okehampton, Devon, England, EX20 4AA.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1822 860287
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Joined on: 2011-09-23