Avebury Sculpture Exhibition 2018

“The Layers Of Time”, was an installation comprising several pieces made with a variety of clays thrown on the potter’s wheel in combination with glass and a variety of glazes, exhibited and sold at an exhibition at Avebury Manor in the summer 2018. While the pieces do take inspiration from nature, they don’t mimic actual plants, they are obviously man-made, just as the standing stone circles are made; so, in homage to prehistoric Avebury, the ‘well-weathered’ crater glazes mirror the passage of time on the stones, while the vital spirit and beauty of the ancient creation is celebrated with the brilliant colours of the melted glass.

Toby Jug Punks in progress!

I am working on a collection of small Toby jugs inspired by stylish, inventive and rebellious punk rockers!

The collection will grow over the year and will be on display over the winter in various locations. Keep in eye on this blog for more updates!

Summer Open Studio 30-31st July

I hope you are having a wonderful summer!

This year Glebe Road  Summer Open Studios will present the work of 12 ceramic artists & designers. You will have the chance to view the artists studio and buy affordable ceramic work straight from the artists.

I will have several brand new works on display and some smaller pieces.

On  Sunday 31st of July from 2-5pm we will be holding a smoke firing event, where you can join us to decorate some unique pieces and view smoke kiln packing and firing. I hope you can join us, It will be great to see you!

Open Studios- Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st of July from 12-6pm

Smoke firing workshop- Sunday 31st of July from 2-5pm

Ceramic student winner! Art on display: Inspired by V&A

One of my talented HCC ceramics students, Lesley Scoble, has been this year the winner of the V&A Inspired by… exhibition 2016.

Lesley commented: “I couldn’t have done it without Maria A Echenique as my tutor

Lesley’s sculpture, Walking in the Rain was selected by Victoria and Albert Museum curators as one of 90 new works of art and craft by adult learners, inspired by pieces from the V&A’s collections.

The works on display include textiles, fashion and jewellery through to sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, painting, and digital media.

Emmajane Avery, Director of Learning and Visitor Experience at the V&A said: “The exhibition presents an excellent, high-quality snapshot of creative practice amongst adult learners.”

Lesley Scobe and me at HCC ceramic studio

International Ceramics Mural: Let’s meet — Wroclaw 2016

I had the pleasure to be invited by the Faculty of Ceramics and Glass of the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, to participate in the International Ceramic Mural 2016, as the city of Wroclaw has been proclaimed the European Capital of Culture 2016.

This project is going to become a unique artistic installation which shall be an extraordinary proof of the ceramics worldwide unity with the collaboration of renowned ateliers, and distinguished artists from all over the world including Asia, both Americas, Australia, Africa, New Zealand, and Europe.

 

Tile for the Mural Let's Meet In  Wroclaw 2016

Tile for the Mural Let’s Meet In Wroclaw 2016