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Val BrienImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: North Street House, Hindon Lane, Tisbury, Wiltshire, England, SP3 6PU. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44(0)7710 420770
Email:
Availability: Please call to make an appointment.
Joined on: 2009-09-23
Last Updated: 2011-06-08

Artists Statement

Artists Statement

I make individual handbuilt ceramics - coiling, pinching or pressings.
Handbuilding allows me time to think as I go, pushing the clay just a little further,
coaxing it towards the form I wish to achieve.
Having to wait for the clay to dry enough before carrying on gives the feeling of mutual effort,
an alliance.
You cannot rush.
Using an electric kiln, I fire at different temperatures depending on the effects I desire.
Glazing, often only an internal affair.
Different polishing techniques on the outer surface allows something of the clays
texture to remain, hopefully encouraging a tactile response.
I like to work with themes, exploring ideas and words, endeavouring to give solidity to an idea. 

Current Work

Current Work

Individual hand-built pieces.

Work Available from:
The studio

Exhibition History

Exhibition History

Open Studios Wylye Art Trail,
2003,2005,2007
 
Mottisfont Abbey & Gardens
National Trust, Group Exhibition, 2004
 
William Herschel Museum, Bath,
Group Exhibition, 2005
 
Selected, Black Swan Arts, Frome,
Open Exhibition, 2006
 
Selected, 4th World Ceramic Biennale 2007 Korea
‘Honourable Mention’
 
Shaftesbury Art Centre,
Group Exhibition Christmas, 2007
 
Morgan-Boyce Gallery, Marlborough,
Group Exhibition Christmas, 2007
 
Selected, Cone Box Show U.S.A. 2008
 
Katharine House Gallery, Marlborough,
Spring, 2008
 
Ephemeral Brazil, Rook Lane Gallery, Frome
June, 2008
 
Ephemeral Brazil, Private Exhibition, Park Lane, London
November 2008
 
Open Studio 2009
Wylye Valley Art Trail
May 30th - June 1st
June 5th - June 7th
 
Selected, associate member CPA Earth & Fire
Rufford 26th – 28th June 2009
 
Selected, Torre Abbey Contemporary Open TACO
July 18th – 31st August

Work Styles

Work Styles

Sculptural
Kitchen & Tableware
Handbuilt