NEW ARRIVALS ARTICLE

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Title:  Abstract Landscape Vases
 
Description:
Hand blown glass
Artist: KalkiMansel 
Profile:

Kalki is an Irish glass artist, designer and maker based in the Northeast of England.  His passion started when he came across and started working in a small blown glass studio aged thirteen and where glass immediately made an impression on him.

“I was instantly intrigued and after hanging out there at every free moment found myself part of the studio and captivated by glass and its boundless potential for creativity.”

After finishing school he travelled to America to further his knowledge of glass and to see and work in several artists’ studios gaining an understanding of forming glass through different processes and techniques. 

Upon returning he enrolled on the BA (Hons) programme in Glass, Architectural Glass and Ceramics at the University of Sunderland and graduated in 2007.  In 2008 after a year travelling Australia he returned to the North East where he began working for Jane Charles Studio Glass in Newcastle and the National Glass Centre in Sunderland.  Today he is based in the North East as a practising glass artist, as well as a glassblower for local studios and artists.

“To me, hot glass has so much beauty and life and I strive to share this with others through my work.

I find and draw great inspiration from many sources such as science and the natural world, travel, culture and colour as well as technique and form.  Working with the molten material itself also breathes its own inspirations which I combine, explore and present together."

 
 
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Title:  'EArht and Hedgerow' and 'Shadow Play' Bottles
 
Description:
Ceramic
Artist: YvetteGlaze 
Profile:

YVETTE GLAZE

Yvette began her career as a scenic artist in theatre following on into teaching art and ceramics in therapeutic settings.

her work explores the emotional history retained within the creation of her one-off pieces. Her ceramics are slab-built forms with multi-layered surface designs which are created using layers of slips, coloured clay, and various drawing methods.

 
 
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Title:  Large Box W75 with Small Tall Box W72
 
Description:
Stoneware Ceramic
Artist: BenArnup 
Profile: Ben Arnup: Trompe l’oeil Pieces Each piece is the result of a clay making process developed over the past 20 years. Ben uses rolled out sheets of clay, in leather hard state, before shaping and assembling entirely by hand. The method results in a pot that is ‘hand engineered’ down to the surface colour, drawing and patination – all of which are applied after assembly. An opening might be made in the front surface serving both a technical as well as an aesthetic purpose. The pots are fired twice; the second firing is currently an oxidized firing to 1270C. He produces approximately 100 pieces per year. Ben Arnup Son of the well-known animal sculptor Sally Arnup, and the painter and potter the late Mick Arnup, Ben initially trained as a landscape architect, qualifying in 1980. It was whilst between landscape work, in 1984, that he made a group of ceramics at a college in Reading. Almost immediately, a gallery bought the entire collection – selling out within a week. Spurred on by this experience, it took him two years to set himself up as a full time ceramicist. Since 1986, he has been producing studio ceramics, of a particular form known as trompe l’oeil (from the French meaning: ‘deception of the eye’). Following the award of an Arts Council Grant in 2008, Ben has been exploring in more detail the properties of clay when it is subject to destructive forces. “My latest work has allowed me the opportunity to explore and develop new ways of working, and is resulting in entirely new pots. This ‘fragmented’ clay is difficult to control and has compelled me to rethink how I assemble pots – resulting in the use of new materials and techniques”, says Ben. His work is largely sold through galleries and is held in various public and private collections around the world. Ben usually seeks to show two or three times a year and has exhibited widely, including exhibitions in the U.S.A and Europe.
 
 
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