Ceramics Exhibition 'Thrown Together' in Diss Corn Hall March/April 2019
Ceramics Exhibition Thrown Together in Diss
1 March - 27 April 2019
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Showcasing some of the finest regional ceramicists of East Anglia
with artists such as Ray Auker, John Chipperfield, Sue Maufe,
Pam Schomberg, Ruthanne Tudbal and many more!
with CERAMICS IN ACTION
Free day of demonstrations and ‘have a go!’ with exhibiting artists
Showcasing some of the finest regional ceramicists of East Anglia, along with studio master potters, the Corn Hall in Diss is pleased to announce its first exhibition dedicated solely to ceramics in collaboration with designermakers21.
With careful selection and curation, Ceramics explores the breadth of pottery as an artistic medium with curious eyes:
“I want people to be inspired by the range of different styles that artists in this field use and to go away with a greater understanding of this beautiful medium.”
Janine Oxley, Co-curator of Ceramics
Exhibiting work from ‘The Father of British Studio Pottery’ Bernard Leach and acclaimed studio potter Lucie Rie, Ceramics also showcases the best of East Anglian based ceramicists. With featured artists such as the Norfolk based Ruthanne Tudnal - recently elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics – with her range of soda glazing techniques, to artists such as Sue Maufe and her intriguing quirky miniatures; pottery lovers and those nursing a fledgling curiosity will enjoy the collection ranging from the contemporary and functional to more quirky decorative pieces.
The regional focus of the work is not lost as, in a sentimental twist; the work of inspired pupils will be displayed alongside their former tutors.
Founding member of the Suffolk Craft Society, John Chipperfield is an established craftsman and tutor having taught at Ipswich School of Art, Norwich School of Art and Central St Martin’s in London. It was while teaching at Ipswich School of Art that John ‘Chip’ Chipperfield inspired Rob Wheeler who went on to develop his own craft and become associated with designermakers21.
“I still get a great deal of pleasure from throwing, decorating and firing pots. This has not diminished from my foundation year at Ipswich Art School with tutors John Chipperfield, Beryl Debney and Freda Sage to studying ceramics at Brighton School of Art and working in my studio today. The process is still a joy! “
Rob Wheeler, Associate Member of designermakers21, who is exhibiting his work at the Corn Hall
Lois Thirkettle, also an Associate Member at designermakers21, learnt the tricks of the trade from the eminent Ray Auker; both of whom will be exhibiting work in the exhibition.
Further demystifying the world of ceramics, the exhibition will be accompanied by a hands-on ‘Ceramics in Action’ day event on Saturday 23 March at designermakers21. This event gives audiences the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of ceramic processes with the chance to learn from both the masters and the students of pottery.
Drop-in and watch a selection of the exhibiting artists at work, demonstrating a range of techniques from pottery throwing to raku to slab and pinch techniques; listen to talks from the artists and have the chance to ask questions large and small to some of the most talented and eminent ceramists in the region.
There is also the opportunity to learn how to make a coil pot using traditional hand building techniques at the Corn Hall as part of ‘Ceramics in Action’ with talented local artist and ceramicist Diane Griffiths. Booking required.