We are delighted to welcome a select group of ceramic artists who will be selling their creative wares at this year’s Festival. All are from Cornwall and represent a broad range of work from indoor to outdoor, from fine art objects to useful objects, from the simple to the adorned.
This year’s selected artists are Paul Finlay, Sarah Hunkin, Cookie Scottorn, Andy Sheppard, and Whitegold commissioned artists Jenny Beavan and Paul Jackson.
Paul Finlay says:
” I specialise in terracotta earthenware pottery decorated in coloured slips. I make thrown, and hand built pottery using course textured terracotta with a range of slip decoration techniques, combining traditional slip trailing with brushed slips and paper resist. The pottery is glazed with either clear or honey earthenware glaze and fired to 1120*c in an electric kiln.
I live in the coastal town of Fowey working from my studio ‘Three Fishes Pottery’. I take part in the ‘Open Studios’ during the Fowey Arts Trail supporting the Fowey Festival in early May.
My work can be seen in the Ebenezer Gallery in Polperro and the Riverbank Gallery in Newlyn. I was judged the winning Potter in the Royal Cornwall Museum’s ‘Fifty Shades of Clay’ competition 2016 and my work was on public display in the museum in Truro. I recently exhibited my work at the Contemporary Crafts Festival at Bovey Tracey as part of Westcountry Potters Association Exhibition.
I am taking part in the annual CCGG Exhibition at Porthleven Lifeboat Art Studio during September 2017.
I am a member of East Cornwall Society of Artists, Cornwall Ceramics & Glass Group, Westcountry Potters Association and Associate Member of the Craft Potters Association.”
Sarah Hunkin is a ceramic artist and painter designing and making work inspired by my heritage. She lives in Mevagissey.
Cookie Scottorn is a ceramic artist, making planters and sculptures. All pieces are individual, please contact Cookie if you are interested in a particular piece or wish to discuss a commission.
Paul, Sarah and Cookie will be located where St Austell town centre meets White River Place on the main thoroughfare in the main shopping centre (see map). Andy Sheppard has his own studio in St Austell, at 13 High Cross Street (see map) where you can see a wide range of his work. He will also be giving demonstrations of raku firing during the afternoon.
Jenny Beavan and Paul Jackson will be showing their work in the White River Place Festival Hall (locals will know this as the former Eden Café). Jenny and Paul are this year’s commissioned artists and will be leading workshops as well as showing some of their work. The other Betül Katigöz will not be joining us but we will be using the clay oven she built at Wheal Martyn Museum over the summer. Cooking will be supervised by Laurence Eastwood.