Artwork for Jayne Parry
Little cider/drinks tumblers. Pinched, slabbed and carved stoneware
Condiment set with tiny spoons. Press moulded and coiled
'MOUNTAIN' vase. Pinched, slabbed and coiled stoneware vessel
'SWIPE' coffee beakers. Press moulded stoneware with oxide markings
Hand built espresso and cortado cups
One of a kind bottles
Shot glasses - coffee or something stronger?
My work is handbuilt and I employ the full range of handbuilding techniques , including pinching, coiling, slab building and pressmoulding. As I don't use a wheel, there is a pleasing irregularity and character to the pieces and most of my work is one or two of a kind . Some of my tableware is produced in plaster moulds of my own design and making, to allow for a degree of consistency. In this way, pieces can be stacked and stored easily but even within this, there are subtle variations in glaze or form between each. My glaze palette consists mainly of earthy, natural tones and simple neutrals, although I often leave areas of exposed clay body to highlight its inherent qualities and beauty.
For me, being an artist provides me with the opportunity to express and explore ideas (and ideals) that really resonate with me. My general design aesthetic is one of rustic elegance - with a contemporary edge. Most of my pieces are one or two of a kind. I particularly enjoy the way that carefully crafted objects, made with genuine enjoyment, can end up enhancing the everyday life and rituals of the user - gently lifting the spirits.
I am a ceramic artist working predominantly in stoneware and making both functional and decorative items. I originally studied Ceramic Design at Central St Martin's College of Art and my love of clay has only grown since that time! I am now lucky enough to work creating both functional and decorative pieces from my Herefordshire garden studio.
I am a very new business, having only properly started up about 6 months ago. For obvious reasons, I have had little opportunity to attend art fairs or get my work displayed in galleries. However, I did manage to squeeze in a market before Christmas and have numerous ones coming up in the next few weeks. In addition to open air markets, I am also taking part in @quarantinecraftfair on May 7th and 8th - an online craft fair. I have my own website and shop (www.jayneparryceramics.com) and instagram account (jayneparryceramics)
Working predominantly in stoneware,
Ceramic Design BA (Hons) at Central St Martins College of Art and Design
As a new business and owing to current circumstances, I haven't had any opportunities to exhibit in any public spaces as yet.
None as yet