I am delighted to welcome you to the beginning of a major creative project which I am embarking upon this July. Material Matters (working title) is a two year long Arts Council of Wales funded project that originated from an invitation from Ruthin Craft Centre to deliver a solo exhibition in 2020.
The project begins with immersive research in the dramatic and diverse landscape around Aberystwyth. The findings will feed into studio time in which pushing the possibilities of my creative practice through the exploration of new materials, techniques and equipment will be the focus. This period will result in final exhibition pieces as the project moves towards the solo show. After opening at Ruthin Craft Centre the show is set to tour to LLantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Ceramics Gallery at Aberystwyth Arts Centre and Mission Gallery, Swansea in 2020 and 2021.
This page will show you highlights and key developmental stages of the project and journey. If you would like to follow a more detailed description however, I have started a WordPress blog for Material Matters, please click here to view the blog. Once there you will be able to sign up to follow the blog receiving automatic email updates when I create new posts.
Regular posts will be also be added to social media on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Material Matters (working title), will see me immersed in the dramatic and diverse Welsh landscape, pushing the boundaries of my creative practice and developing new and compelling collections for the solo exhibition.
July 2019: a month long research visit to the dramatic landscapes around Aberystwyth and exploring the Ceramic Collection and Archive and working in Creative Suite 01, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
6th & 7th July 2019: Open Studio, Creative Suite 01, International Ceramics Festival, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
August 2019 – June 2020: a period of creative exploration, experimentation, risk taking and development will take place back in my Cardiff studio.
July – September 2020: New, evolved collections will be exhibited first at Ruthin Craft Centre.
September – November 2020: The exhibition tours to Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran.
November 2020 – February 2021: The exhibition tours to Ceramic Gallery, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
March – May 2021: The exhibition reaches its final destination at Mission Gallery, Swansea.
July 2020 – May 2021: A range of events will be delivered at each of the galleries designed to encourage audiences to engage with me, the creative process and the exhibition pieces.