Readers of our blog are invited to our vernissage for a preview of the work on display over the Glossop Christmas Art Trail weekend. As well as work from our established artists and our graduate award winner Dominika Laszkowska we have work from ceramiscists Jill Shaddock and Marie Canning.
Pendant from Marie Canning
Since graduating from Manchester School of Art with a First Class Honours Degree in Three Dimensional Design, Marie has now set up a studio in Liverpool.
Previously having worked in healthcare, Marie is inspired by the way we strive to take responsibility for our health. Fascinated by the Victorian era and their advances in medicine, Marie’s current body of work is inspired by the use of herbal medicine in the Victorian apothecaries and the decorative ceramic vessels which carried them.
Torn between the functional and non-functional, Marie has created both wearable jewellery and non-functional decorative pieces. She primarily works with ceramics, in particular porcelain and uses the traditional process of throwing in a unique way to produce her miniature vessels.
Marie’s work is priced from around £30.
Jill Shaddock is another favourite of ours and a fellow Craft Council Hothouse 2013 selectee with Catherine Carr.
Jill describes her work…
My practice focuses on the exploration of materials and process. My current work looks at celebrating and enhancing the process of slipcasting and exploring how a user relates to a product by creating a narrative.
By manipulating the normal methods of slipcasting, using a layering technique, I create unique objects that elevate a process normally associated with mass production. My methods of using body stains and firing the ceramic to a high temperature, means the vessels I create are both aesthetical but also functional.
Sushi set by Jill Shaddock
Finally, those details for the Vernissage… 6pm – 8pm on Friday 23rd November
ps – we’ve updated the Xmas Art Trail page