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Artwork for Karen Beswick

Glazed porcelain bowl

Glazed porcelain bowl

Large hand in black stoneware and small hand in terracotta

Medium and small porcelain sculptures

Hands in black stoneware

Porcelain sculpture

Glazed black stoneware bowl

Small glazed black stoneware bowls

Details

Telephone: 
07743929224
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

My work evolves as I engage in the process of making, rather than it being planned with precision in mind. My ceramics therefore have an organic aesthetic. I make small sculptural pieces, which are expressive rather than functional. In addition I have used ceramic forms as part of mixed media installations. I use mostly porcelain and black stoneware and enjoy the contrast of colour and texture that this affords.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Being an artist is not my main identity, as my profession is that of psychotherapist. My artistic practice offers a contrast with this, and yet, I also find that for me, both art and psychotherapy enhance each other. Art enables me to give visual and tactile expression to my own internal world, whilst also at times attempting to communicate on a wider societal, political level.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Ceramicist

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

My practice is on an individual basis and is at a relatively early stage.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Diploma in Art and Design, HCA

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Final exhibition on the Diploma in Art and Design course, HCA - 2019

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

None

Venues Confirmed: 
Yes
Venues Description: 
Grange Court, Leominster

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