Myra WishartImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: .
Telephone: 07885 789010
Email:
Web-site: www.myrawishart.co.uk
Availability: Contact by email or telephone
Joined on: 2011-07-03
Last Updated: 2013-04-03

Current work

Current work

Raku fired bottles, 'Tuareg masks', heads, Maasai shields incorporating fused glass.

Availability:
Contact via email or telephone, also fairs and exhibitions as listed.

Other information:
Myra has been teaching ceramics since 1988 and more recently she has been tutoring day courses in fused glass.

Technical Information

Technical Information

Clay used is Earthstone smooth textured.
Biscuit fired to 1000deg.C.
Raku fired in a ceramic fibre flat pack kiln.

Masks and Heads are based on North African Tuareg Tribesmen. The clay is textured and folded to produce a cloth effect. Fused glass amulets incorporating copper and silver leaf are added to the appropriate mask. The bottles are also textured and some have added sprigging or glass. They are Raku fired, as are the majority of the masks. 

 

Background History

Background History

1986-1988 City and Guilds ceramics (Distinction)
1988-2007 Teaching Ceramics at Adult Education Centres and privately
2000- 2002 Sculpture Academy London - Life Modelling; Stone Carving; Woodcarving

Intensive specialist courses undertaken:
Oxford Summer School - Silver jewellery
Central St. Martins, London - Fused Glass and Screen printing on glass
Creative Glass, Rochester - Glass fusing, Glass casting, Glass bead making, textile effects in glass
Westminster AEC - 2 year PDC course in glass casting working under Angela Thwaites, Advanced project course
Richmond college - 6 week Henry Moore project in glass, Pate de Verre, Screen printing

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
Edinburgh Art Festival
EWACC, London Light Gallery
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery
Dover Museum
Dovedale Studios, Farnham
Sue Megson Gallery, Stow on the Wold
West End House gallery, Smarden
RT Gallery, Dorking
Dulwich Picture Gallery, Dulwich, London
Ceramics South East, Aylesford Priory, Kent
Craft in Focus, Sevenoaks and Henley on Thames
South East Open Studios
South Hill Park, Bracknell
St Juliens Club, Sevenoaks
RT Biz Gallery, Faversham
Art in Clay
RHS Wisley

Memberships

Memberships

Member, Kent Potters Association
Co-ordinator of KPA Tunbridge Wells Exhibitions for years 1989-1999
Currently selector for KPA
Member, Contemporary Glass Society

Work Styles

Work Styles

Raku
Mixed media
Handbuilt
Sculptural
Figurative