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Jayne Parry

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Artwork for Jayne Parry

Platter and fruit bowl

Butter dish

Details

Telephone: 
07855 442612
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

My work is handbuilt employing a range of handbuilding techniques that includes pinching, coiling, slab building and pressmoulding. As I don't use a wheel, there is pleasing irregularity and character within the pieces. 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 and celebrate its inherent qualities.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

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.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am a ceramist 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.

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

As a new business, I have taken every opportunity to attend art fairs and markets to build an idea of how people respond to my work. It has proved very useful in informing my practice.

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

Ceramic Design BA (Hons) at Central St Martins College of Art and Design

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

A range of my work can be found on my website www.jayneparryceramics.com and on my instagram account @jayneparryceramics

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