Wisdom

My latest piece has been a long time in making.  The finishing of wisdom is, as one might expect, a slow process!  But in all seriousness, the qualities in this ancient moustachioed man really touches something about the nature of wisdom.

This piece explores the societal expectations that accompany traditions of knowledge and wisdom.

It presents the archetype of a single man, supporting his head with his dominant hand. The head and the mouth are hollow vessels, containing and expressing infinite knowledge. The moustache, in the form of a generous blue bow on an enlarged white glazed mouth, is a symbol of male societal traditions in beauty, age and rank.

The figure emerged through the ‘making first’ technique; taking a piece of clay and making without directing thought or expectation. Surface decoration is with contrasting slips and glazes and are fully developed at 1260°C. In particular, the gloss blue and white of the mouth and moustache speak to the large historical catalogue of blue and white ceramics.

A man made by a woman is a significant: it refers more widely to a movement towards healing and wholeness that is central to my practice.

Open Studios is here! Location #23

It is here!  Herts Open Studios is less than a month away.

I will be opening my studio on 8 and 15 September 11.30am – 5pm on each day.  I am location number 23 in the brochure (page 14).

Entry is free entry and it is a great opportunity to see and buy latest work from my studio.  The whole of Hertfordshire is also on show, with regional trails in the following areas:

  • Barnet & North London
  • Dacorum and West Herts
  • Central Herts
  • Harpenden and Kimpton
  • North Herts
  • St Albans
  • South West Herts

    The full brochure is available online by clicking here.  Look up  @Barnetartists and @sarahcorearts on instagram to be kept up to date.

Tops and bottoms

Slightly obsessed with tea bowls at the moment.  Happy with these colour combinations: looking forward to setting these up for individual shots.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Studios Announced: save the date, 8 and 15 September 2018

 

 

 

Happy to announce that the next Open Studios will be in September.  I have joined forces with  Herts Visual Arts, bringing together the amazing range of artists that live and work in Hertfordshire.  I will be open on 8 and 15 September 11.30am – 5pm.  New work will be on show and there is an opportunity to buy direct (works from £150).

This promises to be an inspiring month with a great depth of Hertfordshire’s artistic talent on show throughout.  Hertfordshire is a large county so there will be a lovely thick booklet to whet the appetite and to keep everybody engrossed for the whole month.  I will be listed as ‘Enterprise Arts’, and will be showing with a colleague, Hilary Kidd, who works with mixed media 2d photography and print.  See more of her work at www.hilarykidd.com.  

Register your interest by contacting me via the contact page to receive the brochure but watch social media for updates and developments:  #hertsopenstudios