Sculptural forms and vessels, hand built in ceramic, with highly
textured, distressed organic surface. Influenced by the dynamic meeting
of the sea and rock structures. Residencies and public art projects
working collaboratively with schools and communities. Ceramic
sculptures, murals and mosaics for public and community spaces; indoor
and outdoor; sharing design, making, construction and installation.
I am moved by the deeper, unseen forces of energy that have shaped our landscape over time. I approach my work with an awareness of that power. Eruptions on the surface of the clay are caused by inner movement within the form. Reduction fired stoneware. Ash glazes. Non-functional exhibition pieces.
Currently exhibiting in International Chawan Exhibition, Belgium, an invitational touring exhibition.
Work generally available from:
Go West, Workshop Wales, Fishguard.
My studio and website.
Oriel Sanglier, Carmarthenshire
Chapel of Art, Criccieth
Courses and workshops Courses in Sculptural Ceramics, these are degree accredited and supported by Trinity College, Carmarthen.
Private courses, also in my studio in Clays & Glazes and Mosaics.
A lifetime committment to ceramics, from large scale public art projects (tile panels, curved brickwork, sculptural forms) to smaller studio based pieces. I have exhibited Internationally and in 1993 was awarded The International Grand Prix in Japan, my spiritual home.
I have been awarded a Special Project Grant from the Arts Council of Wales to develop new ceramics using materials collected from a walk/pilgrimage around the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, (see below under New Installation 2015 for more information)
Frendsbury Gardens. London
Working with the community, I designed and made 8 sculptures for Frendsbury Gardens, a community garden in London. The themes were growth, development, and nature. Over 750 ceramic tiles were made in my studio in west Wales, together with glass mosaic and mirror. The tiles show plant development from seed, to leaf and fruit, using exotic vegetable forms that the community grow and eat. (See images - click on View Images of Work above) - Full description - see below...
Electric and Gas kiln fired to 1250 deg. C. Mixed glazes applied in a painterly way. Inlaid clays, mixed coloured slips.
2007 - Oriel Fach, Narberth. Solo show
2006 - Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan
2005 - Cardigan Open Studios
2005 - Belgium. Invitational World Ceramics. Chawan
2005 - Celf Crannog
2004 - Cardigan Open Studios
2004 - Oriel Cambria. Tregaron
2003 - King St Gallery. Carmarthen
2002 - Enigma Gallery, Frome
2002 - Foshan International Invitational Ceramics, China
2002 - Prizewinners. Fishguard Arts Society
2002 - Cardiff Llibrary
2001 - Go West. Workshop Wales, Fishguard
2000 - Pontardawe Arts Centre, (solo); Newport Museum, showcase
1999 - Ceramics from Wales. Aberystwyth & Wrexham Arts Centre; Women in Pembrokeshire, Tenby Museum; Denbigh Art Gallery & Museum, (solo)
1998 - Beatrice Royal Gallery, Southampton
1997 - Gateway Arts Centre, Shrewsbury, (solo); Earth Rythmns Haverfordwest Gallery (2 person show); Oriel Coliseum, Aberystwyth Museum, (solo), Permanent Waves. Norwegian Church, Cardiff
1996 - IRIS5, Finland, Contemporary World Ceramics. Collection; Oita & Tokyo, Japan; Chapel of Art. Criccieth (solo)
1995 - Ferrers Gallery, Ashby de la Zouch, (2 person show)
1994 - Llanelli Festival Artist. Llanelli library, (2 person show)
1993 - Arts & Crafts Pavilion. National Eisteddfod
1992 - West Wales Arts Centre; International Crafts Festival. Toyama, Japan
1991 - Y Gwydd Aír Droell, touring, Wales & England; Artists Residencies. Old Library, Cardiff
1990 - Originals 11. Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen; Tangled Routes. Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea
2007 - Sculpture workshops. Cysllte. Aberystwyth
2007 - Mosaic panel. Kinora Resource Centre, Cardigan
2006 - Water Sculpture. Kinora Resource Centre, Cardigan
2005 - Neyland Environmental Group. 2 mosaic floors. Princes Trust Cymru
2005 - Mosiac Residency. Arts for All. Cambridge
2004 - Brickwork Sculpture. Buckley Railway Station, Flintshire
2004 - Pebble Mosaic. Milford Haven
2004 - Ceramic tile panel (opened by Prince Charles)Llansteffan School. Carms.
2003 - 5 ceramic tile panels Gwrosyyd Infant School. Swansea
2003 - Mosaic benches. Bloomfield Centre, Narberth. Princes Trust
2003 - Art All Over. Cambridgeshire. Mosaic
2003 - Mosaic Floor. Ffrith, Wrexham. Groundwork
2003 - Penzance Passenger Transport Interchange. Commission
2003 - Ceramic sculptures for Cors Caron. Creau-add. CCW
2002 - Environment sculpture. Carmarthen CC Youth Service
2002 - Ceramic murals for/with Hawarden Infants School
2002 - Artist in Residence. Buckley Station. Brickwork Sculpture
2002 - 3 Ceramic sculptures for Dinefwr Park
2001 - Mosaics for Park Church, Llanelli
2001 - Mosaics for Hendre Foilan Primary Sch, Gower.
2001 - Mosaics for Childrens House, Llanelli. Childrens Society
2001 - Ceramic/mosaic panels. Canolfan Gwili. Glangwili Hospital. Carmarthen
2000 - Artist in Residence. National Cycle route, N Wales. 7miles artworks
1999 - Artist in Residence. Buckley Heritage Trail. Brickwork sculptures.
1998 - Artist in Residence. Cymer Afan Comprehensive School; Commission for mosaic floor, Hampton Court Garden Festival; Sculpture Residency, Bishop Gore School, Swansea
1997 - Ceramics Residency, Golden Manor Infants School. Ceramic murals
1996 - Mind Centre, mural commission; Ceramics Residency, Felinfach & Cribyn. Sculptures & ceramics
1995 - Mosaic & Ceramic mural for MIND centre, Carmarthen
1994-95 - Residency & Sculpture commission, Wrexham
1994 - Commission for Llanelli Library. Tile panel
1993 - Artist in Residence, Llanelli Festival; Ceramic mural commission, Gloucester City Council; Artist in Residence, Dyfed/ACW
1992 - Sculpture commission, Sully Hospital; Stackpole Centre, sculpture commission
1991 & 92 - Sculpture Commission for Garden Festival Wales; Spirit of Youth, Fishguard. Ceramic mural
1991 - Artist in Residence, Milford Haven
1990 - Basildon School Ceramics. Eastern Art; Rhos School residency. Sculptures and ceramic murals
Prizes and Awards
2005 - Arts Council of Wales. Supporting Creativity
2002 - Wales Arts International
2002 - Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute, China. Scholarship
1998 - ArtsFest, Fishguard
1992 - Gardening & Disability. Garden Festival Wales; International Crafts Festival, Toyama, Japan. Grande Prix
1996 - (June) Anne Hale, Sculptural Ceramics, Crefft,
1996 - Moira Vincentelli, Material Bodies, Craft Arts International, pp. 70-72
1996 - Teena Gould, Seminar Report, Ceramic Review, p. 41
1995 - Teena Gould, Craft Report, Crefft, p. 5
2005 - Celebrating Excellence. Residencies in Education. National Conference
2001 - Carmarthenshire Enterprise Day. Makers demonstrations; Youth Arts. ACW
2000 - Whose Culture. National Assembly
1998/2000 - Women in Art & Craft Network. Chair
1997 - Chwarae Teg/Fair Play. Consultant
1993-96 - Original Training. Director, manager, chair
2005 - Trinity College, Univ. of Wales. Ceramics & Mosaic courses.
2005 - Trinity College. Access to Learning.
2004 - Haberdashers School. Monmouth
2003 - Summer School. School of Architectural Glass, Swansea
1999-2003 - In service training for art teachers, Carmarthenshire & Pembrokeshire CC
1999 (to date) - Swansea Institute. BA Ceramics. Lecturer, final year external projects.
1994-99 - Swansea Institute. Visiting lecturer.
1987- 98 - Visiting lecturer - CCTA, Carmarthen. Arts in Social Context, UWE. Sheffield Art College.
1982-99 - Art Teacher Education - London, Dyfed.
1991-2000 - Arts Care, Carmarthen.
1992 - Garden Festival Wales; sculpture workshops
2006 - Ceramics Biennale. International Invitational exhibition. Belgium
20005/06 - Chawan. Invitational Touring Exhibition. Belgium
2002 - Guest Artist. International Ceramics Conference and Residency. Jingdezhen and Foshan. China
1999 - Ceramics Millennium. Holland
1996 - IRIS5. Represented Wales. Contemporary World Ceramics. Finland
1995 - International Craft Exchange. Oita, Japan
1994 - International Trade Mission. Australia
1992 - International Crafts Festival. Exhibition, conference & workshops, Toyama,Japan
2007 - World Environmental Ceramics
2001 - OneWales
2000 - Artists Newsletter
2000 - Landscape & Art Newsletter
1998 - Colour in Clay. Jane Waller
1996 - Craft Arts International
1995 - Ceramic Archive, Aberystwyth
1993 & 96 - Ceramic Revue
1993 - Tiles in Architecture. H. Van Lemmen
1987 - Women in the Built Environment
1984 - Building Design
1982 - Art & Craft Magazine
1978 - Studio International
1994 - Trainer Training. Original Training
1988 - Architecture & Landscape Design
1970/71 - Art Teachers Certificate. Post-grad. Goldsmiths College
1967/70 - Dip AD (BA) Ceramics & 3D Design, 2:1. Cardiff College of Art
1966/67 & 1963/64 - Stockport College of Advanced Technology. Art Dept. Foundation.
I have used a textured black firing clay, which is inlaid with white and coloured porcelains, and various laminated clays, which shrink at different rates, and add contrast of shape, surface and smoother texture.
To further articulate the surface and texture, additions of combustible and non-combustible materials are laminated and mixed into the structure of the clay. Some collected at Caol Ruadh. There are traces and imprints of plants, leaves, seaweed and stones found in the garden, beach and the general area. Coloured slips, oxides and mixed glazes are used to further articulate the work, with splashes and areas of colour using melted and fused sea glass, with additional glazes, which will be applied to the folds and crevices of the pieces. All the work is high-fired to stoneware temperatures.