A joint exhibition with artist Jo Ellis and ceramicist Jane Silk.
Jo's work is about experiencing a subject as something unexpected often reveals itself in the process of exploring it. Drawing has been a constant throughout her creative career and is the starting point of the process. Jo finds there is a raw simplicity in picking a piece of charcoal and just making responsive marks on a piece of paper to whatever she is looking at. This exploration is a physical and emotional expression infinitely variable and exciting.
Jane first discovered clay at Art college. She has intuitively responded to its tactile qualities, finding a true sense of wellbeing through physically handling and manipulating the material. Although Jane enjoys working at the wheel, she has always naturally gravitated towards hand building, forming the clay directly in her hands to the shape required. Jane becomes completely absorbed in creating and growing the form through pinching, piercing, coiling and slabbing - whatever feels appropriate at the time to achieve her intentions. The process will often dictate the outcome and she feels it necessary to remain open and receptive to developments along the way, observing new possibilities as they arise.
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