Friday, 22 March 2013


Here are some low res shots from our recent photoshoot - a huge thank you to Chardae our gorgeous, chilled out model and our talented photographer friend Joshua Morris.
Thanks for keeping the shoot low key and relaxed!

Bridget Bodenham
Deirdre Hoban
Katherine Wheeler
 Kris Coad
Nelia Justo
Prue Venables
Sarah Hudson & Pennie Elliott
Zara Collins

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

In her own words....Prue Venables

A search for simplicity and quietness, an essential stillness, motivates my work. The making of functional pots, the exploration of objects to be held and used, alongside a search for new and innovative forms, provides a lifetime of challenge and excitement.

A beautiful cup seems simple and yet is capable of gently holding and reflecting so much ceremony and personal connection. The finished object stands innocently – as if oblivious to the complexities of its history, of making and firing processes. The translucency of porcelain, the light dancing on the sprung tension of a rim, the softly melting body inviting touch, even the frustration of failure – all this and more continues to invite me.

I enjoy the contradictory nature of these pieces - where the sprung tension of the throwing remains clear, but the origins of forms are uncertain. I have a particular interest in the making of functional objects. The work contains references to 18th and 19th century English industrial pottery as well as to more contemporary and familiar metal and plastic vessels.

Prue Venables Tea Strainer, porcelain, silver
All photo credits Terrence Bogue.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Prue Venables - ceramic jewellery

Here is a sneek peek at some of Prue Venables gorgeous porcelain, holloware neckpieces for White Heat.

All photo credits: Terrence Bogue

Sunday, 3 March 2013

March Artist of the Month: Prue Venables

Prue Venables solo show opens at Beaver Galleries this month:

Good luck with the show Prue!