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Meet the Maker – Lucy Burley

October 30, 2014
Lucy Burley - Ceramicist

Lucy Burley – Ceramicist

Following a career in television production, Lucy began making pots in 1992. After graduating she set up in a shared studio in Battersea and began to make and sell work at open studios and local craft fairs when Lucy was also a member of London Potters.  In 2000 Lucy moved to Farnham and her studio is still in Hampshire today

Vessels - Lucy Burley

Vessels – Lucy Burley

Lucy’s work is thrown on the wheel using white earthenware clay (and sometimes stoneware, with crystalline glazes). Lucy is constantly aiming for harmony of form and colour and enjoys experimenting with a base glaze of her own formulation to make a wide spectrum of colours – mostly subtle and fairly muted, but some more vivid.

Vessels - Lucy Burley

Vessels – Lucy Burley

Lucy makes functional and decorative vessels: bottles, vases, bowls and jugs partly inspired by the still-life paintings of Giorgio Morandi: She wants her vessels to have the same sense of being in family groups, related but not identical. Lucy strives for the simplicity and quiet conveyed by his pictures of groups of bottles and other vessels.

Vessels - Lucy Burley

Vessels – Lucy Burley

The inspiration for Lucy’s colour palette comes from nature: flowers, fruit, the landscape.  The colours she mixes are those of the sky, seashore, precious stones, plants and trees depending on the season.

Vessels - Lucy Burley

Vessels – Lucy Burley

Lucy will also use shades of dove grey, chargoal and ivory which we will showcase at Heart Gallery in 2015.

Vessels - Lucy Burley

Vessels – Lucy Burley

As Morandi said, “What interests me most is expressing what is in nature, in the visible world”.

Bowls - Lucy Burley

Bowls – Lucy Burley

We are delighted to bring Lucy’s vessels to Hebden Bridge and hope that you get a chance to call in to see them soon x

Jugs - Lucy Burley

Jugs – Lucy Burley

 

Meet The Maker – Matthew Tyas

July 18, 2011
Matthew Tyas - ceramicist

Matthew Tyas - ceramicist and potter

Matthew is a Master’s qualified ceramic designer-maker (and potter!) whose primary medium is clay. He has a wide range of interests in making and materials and recent practice has been focused on developing work about seasons and landscapes, as evidenced in his Sea and Sky collection currently available at Heart Gallery.

Lazy Sea Cone Family

Lazy Sea Cone Family

Sea and Sky is an eclectic and engaging collection of contemporary Blue and White ceramics that speaks in a fresh way, taking its inspiration from the natural world.

Sea Colony Vases

Sea Colony Vases

Previewed at BCTF, in April 2010, Matthew designed the range to explore the realms of Sea and Sky, where calm contemplation and subtle activity are in abundance. Sea and Sky looks great individually, or it can be collected to form effective, expressive and highly personalised multiples and groupings.

Swift Sky Platter

Swift Sky Platter

The theme is explored through the sea which is grounded and earthly; sometimes calm, sometimes active but always expressed through unique vessel forms, while the sky is boundless and floating, interpreted through decorative, contemplative and wall-mountable open forms.

Swallows Tree Platter

Swallows Tree Platter

Matthew previously had studio space in Penistone and on the periphery of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park – both in South Yorkshire, where he developed, made and taught ceramics. He’s currently based in Cornwall and undertaking PhD research in collaboration with University College Falmouth and the Leach Pottery, specifically looking at: “Designing 21st Century Standard Ware: The Cultural Heritage of Bernard Leach and the Creative and Economic Benefits of Digital Technologies”.

Circling Swift Mug

Circling Swift Mug

Swallow Mug

Swallow Mug

Heart Gallery is proud to showcase Matthew’s contemporary ceramics and we hope to see you soon … especially if you fancy a cuppa in one of his Circling Swift or Swallow mugs!


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