Thursday, 10 September 2009
The Old Wool Barn was established by Mr. David John of Arthur John Ironmongers High Street Cowbridge for Artists and Designers to make and display their work in individual studios and was officially opened by Sir Nicholas Edwards in November 1984. Of the artists now in the Old Wool Barn Studios, Maggie Andrews Porcelain is the remaining founder member since its inception .
Monday, 13 July 2009
From a series of work first exhibited in the National Museum of Wales(Cardiff) at the conclusion of an Welsh Arts Council Research Fellowship(Ceramics Department, Cardiff School of Art and Design)using Porcelain in variable atmospheric conditions led to the adoption of a firing reduction process associated with RAKU.This technique requires that the work once bisque is re-fired to temperatures of 1000c and at the moment the glaze is seen to be molten and glass like , the piece is withdrawn from the kiln and placed within a sealable container to create a reducing atmosphere. This has the effect of creating surfaces on the forms that are more reflective of the primeval world, eruptive ,gaseous and being in a state of flux.This is not a process associated with use of Porcelain but the whiteness of the fired clay allows a depth and diversity of colour whilst retaining
a finesse in the making of the forms.
Saturday, 4 July 2009
Porcelain vases, bowls and table lamps.
Each of the works displayed demonstrates an understanding and skillful working with Porcelain. The intrinsic translucency of high fired porcelains gathering the light of the day and enhancing the light that illuminates the night bringing to the interior space veils of whiteness and luminosity.
Butterfly table lamp
Thursday, 11 June 2009
British Ceramacists New York and Sarrasota
Royal Academy Bristol
Dragonfly Gallery Barnes London
Ladygate Gallery Beverley E. Yorkshire
Studio 1 Hampstead London
Ginger Gallery Bristol
Mignon Gallery Bath
Welsh Artist of the Year Cardiff
Cheltenham Gallery The Parade
Oriel Gallery Welsh Arts Council
Fishgaurd Gallery Pembroke
National Museum of Wales Cardiff
Charleston Manor Sussex
Craft in the Bay Cardiff
Craftsman Potters Association London
St Donat's Arts Centre
Casson Gallery London
Newport Art Gallery
Rufford Arts Centre
Ceri Richards Art Gallery Uni. Swansea
Dartington Crafts Centre
St David's Hall Cardiff
Anno Domini Leeds
Llantarnum Grange Arts Centre
Biennalle Ceramics Vallauris France
Frobel Institute Frechen Museum Germany
Washington Gallery Penarth
Tredegar House Newport
Wessex Gallery Wareham
Ceramic Futures Caylus France.
Old Hall Cowbridge