Description

Beach inspired clay sculpture. Hand built using coil and slab techniques in a variety of clays, the work explores the combination of fire and clay using earthenware, raku and smoke kiln firings.


About

There is a close affiliation between the beach stones I collect and my work.

I make ceramic sculpture, experimenting with combinations of clays and kiln firings to capture the essence of the beach scape at Bembridge. By using hand building techniques each piece evolves slowly, enabling it to develop its own character, to become individual while retaining evidence of the maker and reflecting the influences from many other sources, including neolithic artifacts. The technical challenges of working with clay and fire provides endless inspiration.

The scale of my work ranges from 10cm clay ‘flints’ to 175cm standing forms, with large bowls up to 50cm diameter formed in plaster moulds made from mooring buoys. The work is either high fired to 1260ºC or Raku and saggar smoke fired.

 

 

Art Fairs:
2012, 2013, 2015
2012, 2013, 2015
2010
Art in Clay at Hatï¬eld House
Art in Clay at The Maltings, Farnham
Oxford Ceramics on the Association Stand
Solo Show:
2009
Rope Store Gallery, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight 
Joint Exhibitions: 
with Coast Art 
2014
2014,2013, 2012
2012
following a feature in ‘Coast’ magazine in February 2012
Rope Store Gallery, Quay Arts
Bembridge Sailing Club, Isle of Wight
Garlic Farm, Newchurch, Isle of Wight exhibitions following a feature in ‘Coast’ magazine in February 2012 with Mandy Bangerter, Gerry Price and Penny Walford
 
with QuayCrafts 
2015/16
2013 to 2015
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2014
2015
2012 to 2013
2011
2010
2009
A collaboration with English Heritage at Osbourne House
A collaboration with the Damerham Archeological Project, exhibitions at:
The Red House Museum, Christchurch
Brading Roman Villa, Isle of Wight 
The Gallery, Kingston University
‘250th Anniversary of William Cobbett’ at Farnham Museum
‘25th Anniversary of QuayCrafts’ at the West Gallery, Quay Arts
‘A Place Between’ Pelham House Gallery, Cowes
‘Time and Place’ 
Summer Exhibition
2010/11/12/13/14/15 
2010/11
at Quarr Abbey, Fishbourne, Isle of Wight with Martin Swan and Sarah Talbot
Southern Ceramic Group Exhibition, Bishops Kitchen, Chichester
Isle of Wight Arts Open Studio
Annual studio openings from 2006
Demonstrations / talks:
2014
2012
2011
Vectis DFAS
I.O.W Arts Club
Southern Ceramic Group and Wey Ceramic Society
 

 

Sally Woodford studied 3D design, Ceramics at Middlesex Polytechnic 1977-1980. She married and moved to the Isle of Wight in 1981 and worked with clay until starting a family in 1987. She began again in her new studio in 2006. 


Categories

Ceramics / Sculpture


Location

Thorley


Contact

Tel:
01983638160
 
07890578677 (mobile)
Email:
sallywoodford57@gmail.com
Website:
http://www.sallywoodford.co.uk