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    As mentioned in the previous blog entry I am taking part in an Exhibition at the School House in Morvah.

    I have been given encouragement  from The School House from the start of  my making art from clay. 

    This time I am taking part in an exhibition with other artists from the Cornwall Ceramics and Glass Group. It has been perfect timing to exhibit the work I have made at Plymouth College of Art and Design., particularly the Raku bird and  ceramic and glass butterflies.

    As the course progressed, I found  that I had a theme. I began to make olive branches in relief on crosses, birds and hanging plaques. The ideas behind this was not only an expression of the Holy Spirit  but  also the peace symbol signifying that the rain had stopped after the flood. In Genesis, the dove returned to Noah as he waited for a signal that everything was safe. The dove had in it's beak a freshly picked olive branch.

    The Picked Olive Remains Fresh

     

    The other new development through my course was experimenting with glass and ceramics. My tutor Dan Chappel gave me invaluable help as I tried to develop forms with liquid pools inside them. The end result was using glass marbles which have gone into the Raku glaze of the main Butterfly piece. Marbles have never looked this unusual!!!! 

     Big Raku Marbles Butterfly

     

    Both these pieces are being exhibited at the School House Gallery over the Easter.

     My personal name for the exhibition is "The Picked Olive Remains Fresh" at Easter time and forever.

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    I am taking part in an Exhibition this Easter at the Morvah School House Gallery.  It is an exhibition organised by the Cornwall Ceramic and Glass Group and there are 10 artists taking part.

    The Gallery is an airy space with a large window overlooking the West Penwith moorland. It is a fanstatic place to show art and has wonderful historical links. 

     The Exhibition starts on the  Saturday  April 23rd until Friday May 6th.

    The Gallery is open from 10.30am to 5.00pm and is closed on a Monday except the Bank Holiday.

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    The work I will be showing will be mainly Raku pieces like Butterflies, Birds and also some Crosses.

    They will come from the ideas that I have been developing through my latest course at Plymouth College of Art and Design. I have written  poems on clay , mainly expressing my personal Christian faith but also a recurrent theme of Peace, through olive branches. I have expressed these words with symbols on the clay of olive branches,   doves, water and fire.

     

     


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