Below is a list of artists currently exhibiting at Larks Gallery.
Images shown are a sample of the artists work and are not necessarily
the current works that are on display in the gallery.
Jennie originally trained in Swansea and
then undertook a short apprenticeship in the village of
La Borne in France, where she started making Reduction Fired
Stoneware. In 1993, she set up her own workshop in Surrey,
developing her "Domestic Range" of Tin Glazed
blue and white chequered work and her distinctive "Mishima
Range". Jennie moved to Project Workshops in Hampshire
in 2001, exhibits extensively and has work in public and
private collections throughout Britain and abroad.
In a little studio near the harbour in Aberdeen Mags hand
builds her pots, each year taking her inspiration from new
sources. These have included sea pods, little shallow pond-like
bowls and Lowry's stooping matchstick figures. Aberdeen city's
beautiful granite building are the theme for 2016.
Mags also creates social and political statements pieces
which reflect the narrative while retaining an aesthetically
pleasing quality. Her aim is to create pieces which primarily
attracts the viewer then demands consideration to be given
to the subject matter.
Karen is a ceramics artist in Falkland, Fife creating a
wide variety of highly decorated items from the whimsical
I design and create one-off ceramic
sculptures of people, some with humourous qualities, all
of which capture the
observed essence of human behaviour. I like to think
that my sculptures are humourous and slightly whimsical and
that all of my pieces are unique both in form and personality.
My inspiration comes from observing life around me; I
make figures of happy people and people enjoying themselves.
I do not seek anatomical perfection, preferring instead
a stylised technique that I feel retains the expression
of human behaviour.
Each piece is hand made using earth-stone clay, glazed
and fired in an electric kiln up to four times; the firing
temperature is up to 1250c.
Wood and Walker
A collaboration between ceramic artist Maralyn Reed-Wood
and artist Wendy Walker, each individual piece is a little
work of art in its own right.
Elizabeth makes functional wheel thrown
ware using a red clay body fired to 1100 degrees C. The
work is decorated in overlapping layers of glaze, patterns
are applied with hot wax or scratched through the glaze
surface to reveal the red body.
porcelain birds made on the Isle of Arran.
Rob Sutherland is a ceramic artist from Selkirk in The
Borders. The pots are hand coiled and allowed to partially
dry before cutting out the distinctive forest patterns
Hands on Ceramics was formed in the year
2000 by Karen Witty and Colin Fawcett whilst studying at
Sunderland University. Karen studying Glass, Architectural
Glass and ceramics, whilst Colin was studying Fine Art.
A mutual unique partnership developed culminating in the
creation of unique bird and animal sculptures for everyone
to enjoy and own at very reasonable prices.
I began making animals whilst studying ceramics
at Lancashire Polytechnic, which to begin with was purely
pig studies, spending a lot of time at agricultural shows
in the rare breeds tent. Many Years later I'm still making
pigs along with a whole host of other animals, source material
is never far away - a cow in a field, a scratching chicken
or a dog racing down the street.Sketching
from life is a very big part of my work making me study
the subject at great length. The pieces are all hand crafted
in earth stone clay being finished either by Raku or smoke
The driving force behind my work is the
creation of surface texture which I achieve by slip-casting
porcelain in textured moulds. Porcelain is magnificently
able to display delicate surfaces through its ability to
highlight every nuance and minute detail. I use simple,
organic forms and combine their simplicity of shape with
the fineness and purity of porcelain.
Primarily working in hand-built Raku fired vessel forms,
Allison lives and works on the North West Coast of Scotland.
The work is slip decorated earthenware,
mainly domesticware but also some one-off pieces. Much of
my craft has been learnt in France so I am greatly influences
by French ceramics, both old and contempory, handmade and
manufactured. I am also inspired by various folk arts from
around the world, architectural twiddles, all forms of ceramics,
old English slipware and and the natural world. The work
is made with Valentines' grogged red earthenware clay and
is oven and dishwasher safe. It is mainly thrown but some
pieces are then altered and hand built elements applied
Alison Ogden first started working in porcelain
whilst studying at Rochdale College of Art. She continued
with her ceramics education at Cardiff graduating in 1980
with an Honors Degree in 3D Design. After working as a part
time lecturer for many years she has pursued a career as
a designer maker for the last ten.
I am a studio potter and work from my home
in Ardersier, near Inverness, making distinctly handmade
ceramics for everyday use.
When I am out in the landscape, particularly
in the wilder places I am aware of energy, a vibrancy that
pervades all things. Each item has its own sense of being.
Outdoors, it can seem that the forms in the land are alive.
Standing stones have a presence, trees seem to be listening,
and mountains have personality, sometimes like a brooding
animal or sleeping peacefully, but always alive. Weather,
nature and man, have left their marks. My work is about
Elspeth Soper creates distinctive
and very individual pieces of practical pottery from her
"very basic but homely" pottery in the woods on
the Willey estate near Broseley. Elspeth, inspired by country
pottery from England and Eastern Europe says "many
of my designs result from when I kept chickens, ducks, geese
and guinea fowl here at the pottery some ten years ago"
says Elspeth, "until foxes came and steadily stole
them away". With pottery featuring chickens, hares
and guinea fowl and Elspeth's earthly glaze colours such
as soft blues, greys, muted terracotta's, ochre's and greens,
the finished pieces from Willey Furnace Pottery would sit
happily in any home.
||Peinn Mor Pottery
Luscious hand thrown, robust pottery from
Vicky and Robb Whelpton both work
out of the Krukker Ceramics. Robb produces raku fired decorative
pots featuring fish, the sea and animals.
Vicky and Robb Whelpton both work out of
the Krukker Ceramics. Vicky makes cream based earthenware
that is both decorative and functional, brightly decorated
with various fruit designs.
Maralyn Reed- Wood
Unique porcelain ceramic designs by Maralyn
Reed-Wood. Maralyn's work is significantly influenced by
the living world, especially by the adjacent coastline and
Maralyn is based near Arbroath, in Angus.
Amy is a Highland based potter and part
of the Carrbridge Studios. The hand built pots include crushed
glass to creat a very special effect.
||Loch an Eilein Pottery, Rothiemurchus, Cairngorm
Hand thrown red earthenware pots by Penny
Weir. These robust pots have Penny’s signature free
form blue/green glaze.
George produces hand made pottery in colourful
stoneware and delicate porcelain making a number of ranges
of beautiful ceramic bowls, jugs, vases, teapots, figures
and much more. Producing pottery for over 18 years, George
Ormerod has built up a great reputation for his hand made
ceramics in Newcastle.