Pat SouthwoodImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: 129 Lower St. Salhouse, Norwich, Norfolk, England, NR13 6AD. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1603 722466
Mobile: 07704848610
Email:
Web-site: www.patsouthwood.co.uk
Availability: Visitors are very welcome to my workshop, please contact me first to check that the workshop will be open
Joined on: 2009-10-03
Last Updated: 2017-08-03

Artists Statement

Artists Statement

I work in an old Thatchers Yard, to the East of Norwich next to Salhouse Broad, which is part of the Broads National Park and it's environmentally protected areas, known as SSSI's
My pots are mostly hand thrown using a variety of stoneware clays, ranging from porcelain to a high iron fleck. A love of surface pattern, texture and a Japanese influence resonates through my work.

My rural location directly informs my work, it also provides me with a lot of raw materials that I can use, such as reclaimed thatch and silt from the Broads, giving me unique glazes and surfaces .

Post grad training in rural Japan enables me to make the most of what I have. My workshop is run on the most practical and pragmatic means possible. My wood kiln is fired using recycled pine, which is locally sourced and I use other reclaimed products from nearby firms.

I can enjoy the beauty of the Broad and the nearby landscape as my source material both visually and practically.

Current Work and Stockists

Current Work and Stockists

Some pots are thrown on the wheel, some hand built; all are fired in an electric kiln at 1260 degrees.

Pat has a blog which has plenty of information about her potting and Norfolk

Courses
I am able to offer students the option of individual,  joint or group tuition, both on the wheel and hand building.
Local accommodation Hotel/ B&B/Camping can be arranged

Stockists
BILS AND RYE;  NUNNINGTON YORK WWW.BILSANDRYE.COM
BIRCHAM GALLERY; HOLT NORFOLK WWW.BIRCHAMGALLERY.CO.UK
BLACKWELL THE ARTS & CRAFTS HOUSE;    LAKE WINDEMERE, CUMBRIA WWW.BLACKWELL.ORG.UK
CLAYDEN GALLERY;  HASTINGS EAST SUSSEX WWW.THECLAYDEN.COM
HARLEQUIN GALLERY;  GREENWICH LONDON WWW.HARLEQUINGALLERY.CO.UK
HINGHAM FURNITURE CO; HINGHAM NORFOLK WWW.HINGHAMFURNITURECO.UK
IMAGINARIUM GALLERY;  HAWORTH WEST YORKSHIRE
THE SCOTTISH GALLERY;  DUNDAS ST. EDINBURGH WWW.SCOTTISH-GALLERY.CO.UK
CAPITAL CULTURE GALLERY; COLTISHLY, NORFOLK. WWW.CAPITALCULTURE.EU

 

Background and History

Background and History

Education:
1994-1999   B.A. Hons. Design Crafts/Ceramics, First Class Award
                    H.N.D. Ceramic Design, Distinction
                    O.N.D. Ceramics, Distinction
                    Winner of Essex Radio Group Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement.
2001            City and Guilds 7307 teaching cert. in Further and Higher education
2007            University of East Anglia.  Post. Grad. Certificate of Non-Compulsory Education.

Background:
I was born in Norwich in 1961, moving to Woodbastwick, at the heart of the Norfolk Broads, in 1985.

After many years desperate to study ceramics I was able to undertake courses with   Anglia Ruskin University at Lowestoft College from 1994 – 1999. This resulted in obtaining an O.N.D, a H.N.D and a First class honours B.A. in Ceramic Design.

After a selection by The Craft Potters Association for  “Setting Out 2000” I was able to secure a business grant from my local council and open my workshop, “Cossey’s Yard” which is situated  adjacent to Salhouse Broad car park .
Formally a Thatcher’s’ yard since the early 1900’s, this atmospheric building is open to the public whenever I am there working and also by arrangement.
 I also have two Open Studios yearly, on the occasion of the Norfolk Open Studios in May and also a Christmas Open Studio in November.

My work is based on observations of the farmland surrounding me, the effects of man on the landscape and natural form.
Ceramic form is of the first importance with surface and pattern a close second.
My intention is to simplify and extract the essence of the landscape so as to be able to render it as a linear sense of pattern.
Some pots are thrown on the wheel, some hand built; all are fired in an electric kiln at 1260 degrees.
As from June 2009 I will have the opportunity to fire my work in a new way.
I shall be able to recycle scrap wood to fuel a wood-fired kiln firing.
This is a culmination of ten years Post –Graduate individual study of Japanese Wood Fired Ceramics.
I have made four study trips to Japan in recent years, for workshops with Hamada Tomo, Matsusake Ken and Kusakabe Mazakazu, and also in 2008 I was able to combine an exhibition in Osaka with study tours of Kyoto and the surrounding area.

Exhibition History

Exhibition History

HIGHLIGHTED EXHIBITIONS.
2009    Residency, I.W.C.A.T Tokoname, Japan. July-August.
2009    Artist in Residence, Stalham Middle School.Norfolk  March.
2008    Gallery Kiku, Osaka, Japan,  27th Oct. 2nd Nov.
2008    Gallery, I.S.S.H. Tokyo, Japan  8th - 15th Sept.     
2008    The Workshop Gallery, Corpusty, Norfolk. 7th Sept.- 19th Oct.
2008    Ceramics in the City, The Gefrye Museum, London.
2007    Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society, The Assembly Rooms, Norwich, Norfolk.
2006    Hobart Gallery, Blickling Hall, Norfolk.      E.W.A.A.C. The Light Gallery, London.
2005    The Fringe, Norfolk and Norwich Festival.     Hospital Arts Project. Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norfolk.
2004    Craft Connections Bursary, Creative Arts East.      So-Art.com Mall Galleries, London.
2003    Creative Partnerships Bursary, Norwich Castle Museum.    Country Living Spring Show, Business Design Centre, London.
2002    B.S.A.D. The Mall Galleries. London.
2001    Battersea Town Hall, London.
2000    Setting Out, Contemporary Ceramics, London.      Earth and Fire, Rufford Park, Nottinghamshire.
1999    gdfn3dtxidfam, Congress Centre, London.

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Thrown
Handbuilt
Ash
Sculptural
Wood