View Image Gallery Items for SaleMary Kershaw(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1903 751 592 Email: Web: www.rjamesstudio.co.uk
Sculpture in stoneware and porcelain. In creating my own combination of
fine art and sculpture, I use carefully developed blends of different
clays to achieve my objective. Much of my inspiration comes from
elements of mythology and a keen sense of history. Combining these
factors, I incorporate in my work a sense of timelessness in an
imaginary parallel world. The fragmented representations of times past
can now exist in a contemporary state of flux, and the viewer can feel
at ease with his or her own interpretation of each piece.
Examples of my sculpture are in private collections in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Ireland and throughout the United Kingdom.
An interesting article about Mary's work, originally printed in Keramiek Magazine, published by de Nederlandse Vakgroep Keramisten (NVK – the Dutch Potters Association) its in Dutch(but can easily be translated through Google if needed)
Work generally available from:
My work is also normally available from my studio and I undertake commissions.
Private tuition is available (also with Bob Kershaw) for a maximum of 4 persons (beginners to intermediate) in ceramic sculpture, modelling, throwing on the wheel. Full details are available on our website.
All firing is in oxidation, in a top-loading electric kiln. My sculptural pieces are fired to Cone 8, with glazing achieved using a variety of developed methods. As a professional courtesy we acknowledge the source of original recipes, but do not disclose modifications or additions to those recipes.
I have been working in clay since 1994, with the background of working as a professional portrait artist since 1980.
Have been providing private tuition since 1999.
August 2010: Profile article of Mary's work:(translated title: ‘The Parallel World of Mary Kershaw’) by Paul Kuyer and Guus Schipperheijn. The Dutch magazine ‘Keramiek’
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: 14 Trent Close, Sompting, Lancing, West Sussex, UK, BN15 0EJ.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1903 751 592
Fax: +44 (0)1903 751 592
Availability: All year round, by prior arrangement (telephone or email), although not necessary during occasional Open-Studio weekends. When held, Open-Studio details are to be found in the Events Listing and on our own website.
Last Updated: 2013-01-08