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OPEN HOUSES 2019 - ceramics

Sue Derbyshire and Patrick Warren

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

53

Two artists working in a variety of mediums.

7 St Ann's Crescent, SW18 2ND
Tony Gant Pottery

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

41

Tony has been making stoneware pottery since 1961 and was recently made an honorary fellow of the Craft Potters Association. Each pot is individually made, mainly on the wheel. We formulate our own clay bodies using Devon ball clays, and glazes from basic raw materials. Firing in a gas kiln of our own design takes 17 hours to reach a temperature in excess of 1240°c. Cooling takes two days. Visitors can see the pottery studio and kilns as well as a selection of ceramic objects and pieces of pottery that Tony has collected over the years. A full range of Tony's pottery and also bronze castings from original works by Janet are available to purchase.

14 Combemartin Road, SW18 5PR
Isabel de Cordova

Tooting/Furzedown

71

Handmade ceramic tableware in porcelain and stoneware.

75A Thrale Road, SW16 1NU
Sally McArthur and Suzsi Corio

Tooting/Furzedown

73

Originally textile designers, Sally and Suzsi experiment with mixed media and photo–collage to create abstract works and landscape paintings.We will also be featuring ceramics from Sam Selby .To complete the happy house we are delighted to announce "The Stitch School" is joining us this year. Melanie Bowles and Aimee Betts aim is to provide professional and inspirational guidance to reconnect to the benefits of embroidery through an embroidery workshop at 147 Ramsden Road. We hope it will bring visitors together through stitching and slow conversation to co-create a free community art piece. They will also be selling their gorgeous contemporary embroidery kits.

147 Ramsden Road, SW12 8RF
Jenny at Home

Putney/Roehampton

31

Jenny creates hand-built, sculptural ceramics mainly from paper clay and will be showing a variety of pieces in her garden. Over the past two years she has also created a number of small and medium-sized ceramic sculptures, which she has decorated with mosaic, including her large collection of coloured, metallic, wood, glass and plastic buttons. These quirky pieces vary between vibrant primary colours to black and metallic. She has also used her collection of buttons and tiles to create a limited edition of small mosaic pictures with black frames.

In addition to her ceramic pieces, Jenny will be showing a wide variety of textiles. There will be a range of hand-knitted scarves in a wide selection of luxury and unusual yarns. There will be a new range of scarves based on the idea of the tatter jackets warn by Morris Men.

83 Putney Bridge Road, SW15 2PA
Ceramics and Seascape

Battersea/Nine Elms

80

Clare Frankl-Bertram retired from running her own architectural practice to move back to her first love: ceramics. Triggered by an increasing desire to have a hands-on engagement with the stuff of making, her work seeks to use the memory, strengths and vulnerabilities of clay to embody ideas of place and displacement.

“Hand building alongside throwing allows me to slowly find the form of each piece which comes from this process of space making and exposure. The pieces on show are a mix of sculptural and utilitarian works, which lie on the edge of functionality.”

1 Kite Yard, Cambridge Road, SW11 4TA
Sandrine Jarnet Ceramics

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

45

Sandrine works almost exclusively on the wheel, specialising in contemporary ceramics and tableware, purposefully utilitarian in style. She uses stoneware dipped in matte or satin glaze, in a soft colour palette of blue, grey and jade.

137 Trentham Street, SW18 5DH
Marcelo Barbosa

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

55

A designer and maker who celebrates the home. Specialising in restoring vintage objects and creating unique one-off pieces by commission.

Flat 2, 45 Earlsfield Road, SW18 3DB
Margaret Knott, Carol Greenaway, Charlotte Annand

Putney/Roehampton

25

Paintings and etchings. Sculptural and domestic pottery. Black and white fine art photography. Sale in studio.

56 Lacy Road, SW15 1NL
Putney School of Art and Design

Putney/Roehampton

29

Local artists exhibiting: 11am—5pm.

Free pottery, drawing and printmaking workshops: 1—4pm. All welcome including families. No need to book, just turn up!

Café open on the top floor for drinks and cake: 11am—3pm.

Open on Sundays only.

Putney School of Art and Design, Oxford Road, SW15 2LQ
Jane Theophilus

Putney/Roehampton

23

Ceramic jugs, mugs and bowls.

9 Clarendon Drive, SW15 1AW
Valerie Taylor, Bob Read, Ann Funston, Ann Sohn Rethel

Tooting/Furzedown

59

ANN SOHN RETHEL makes pots for people to use in their daily lives. Using Chinese brushes, she decorates red earthenware with elements inspired by the natural world, such as butterflies and dragonflies or details of natural patterns and forms, although not always necessarily realistic. "I like the finished pot to retain the feel of the clay from which it was made. And I like the combination of conscious design and randomness, to which the art of making pots lends itself."

ANN FUNSTON's love of glass began with creating stained glass panels that often emulate landscape elements, many examples of which may be seen in this house. Of late she has been producing dishes and tiles using fused and slumped glass techniques. As can also be seen in her watercolours, colour is her joy and her strength. VALERIE TAYLOR paints mainly with water-based paints and charcoal, revelling in the broad sweeps of landscape (or lines of the human form), working as much as possible from drawings and sketches made in the open air. Having worked a lot in Cornwall and Wales of late, she has this year been concentrating on projects inspired by Herefordshire and the Yorkshire Dales. Training has been lifelong and somewhat haphazard, using Adult Education facilities such as Folkestone Art Centre, St. Ives School of Painting and Morley College.

Apart from two years living on a Scottish Island, Battersea-born BOB READ has always lived in South London, and has drawn inspiration from both worlds. He left a career in commercial architecture to study art at Chelsea School of Art and Kingston College. Working across a range of media and scales, his paintings explore colour, space and atmosphere. He has always maintained an interest in mark-making and the language of painting. His personal expression has derived from years spent drawing straight lines in architecture, both as reaction to the rational and in appreciation of structural forms. Consequently, subject matter tends towards ambiguity with an embedded sense of logic as the content attempts to uncover the internal and the subconscious.

There will also be cards by Jess Davies for sale.

35 Fishponds Road, SW17 7LH
Pietra Galli

Battersea/Nine Elms

81

Pietra Galli (b.1996, Brazil/Portugal) is a multimedia artist based in London. She's a graduate from BA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts, and has a diverse set of skills and interests in moving image, photography, critical writing, ceramics and book making.

Her work rethinks ideas of subjectivity and individuality in a time of intense information consumption and accelerated communication. Debating the notion of information as a clear and accurate language, she uses it in fictional investigations to produce installations containing film, sculpture and sound. Works are often followed by a publication.

By using these different elements, she aims to shape places where a sensorial language is highlighted and misunderstandings are created.

Dyson Gallery Royal College of Art, SW11 4AN
The Orchard Group

Putney/Roehampton

17

Four artists showing pottery, paintings, textiles and silver jewellery. Affordable and original works of art.

Jill Storey:
Twickenham artist, Jill Storey, has lived and painted in the area for many years. Inspired by foreign travel, the light and colour of new destinations, many of her sketchbook drawings, done on site, are later developed into larger paintings. She has a continual fascination for the Dorset coastline and the Thames, its riverside views, parks and buildings. She enjoys drawing, mixed media and experimenting with the fluid movement of watercolour contrasted with the rough textural marks of pastel. She has taught and exhibited widely in the Richmond area and had paintings accepted at open exhibitions in London.

Maggie Laing:
Maggie makes silver jewellery inspired by everyday objects. Her early work was based on tools used for gardening, cooking, sewing and woodworking. She aims to celebrate the role these unsung heroes play in our lives and to reveal their beauty. Her work took a new direction when she came upon some Victorian ceramic shards on the Kent coast. She saw the makings of a tiny teacup in one shape and a jug in another. By adding the missing parts in silver — spouts, handles and saucers — a whole new collection of jewellery was born.

Peta Cottee:
Peta makes small bags, purses, glasses cases, mobile phone covers, key chains and bag charms. All are handmade using leather and tweed offcuts from Italy’s and Scotland’s clothing and fashion trades.  Peta learned to sew as a child and was inspired to start again having found her old sewing machine gathering dust in the attic. She likes to put together strong colours and prints to make unique but useful accessories. She also makes handmade cards with scraps of fabric and buttons collected since the 1930s by her husband’s grandmother, who was a seamstress.

Peter Mumford:
Peter makes distinctive wheel-thrown pottery suitable for day-to-day domestic use. He throws and fires his work in his garden studio in Putney. His love of sailing and fixing up boats has led him to appreciate the beauty that can be found in functional objects. All his pottery is food and dishwasher safe and fired to 1250 degrees using lead-free glazes and stoneware clay. His work has been shown in galleries in London and Cornwall and he regularly shows at local fairs, including the recent very successful Barnes Fair.

51 Ashlone Road, SW15 1LS
Artists at The Cottage

Putney/Roehampton

4

Sally Scott, paintings; Christine Savage, jewellery; Kate Guy, prints/textiles; David Henderson, ceramics; Gilbert Whyman, sculpture.

The Cottage, Cambalt Road, SW15 6EW
Chrispypottery

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

46

There are two separate strands to my work, which aims at being functional but also decorative. One strand allows me to enjoy the flexibility of slab building and creating work that is a little quirky but always an interesting addition to the table. The other I find exciting in that the final result (a mix of earthenware and porcelain or stoneware) can always surprise, often with a very organic effect.

203 Wimbledon Park Road London, SW18 5RH
Cancelled: Sarah’s Art

Southfields/Wandsworth Town

44

THIS OPEN HOUSE IS CANCELLED. Having run a professional art studio creating innovative designs for textiles, Sarah Donlan now focuses on producing her artwork in her own distinct style. She will be displaying and selling an array of her work in various mediums such as acrylics, mixed media, watercolours and inks on different formats from sketches to large-scale works; some of these will also be available as prints and other products.

With a passion for teaching, Sarah runs art classes for young budding artists. With Sarah teaching the fundamentals with a focus on building a love and knowledge of art, a large skillset of techniques and materials to produce a finished piece, the kids find this really rewarding. Many of the children choose to take their passion for art into senior school, even applying for scholarships. You will be able to see and buy Sarah’s work as well as an array of her students' creations.

Sarah will be holding a FREE natural and organic workshop on both Saturday afternoons from 4 – 5pm. She hopes to see young artists wanting to get involved!

153 Elsenham Street, SW18 5NZ
Valerie Taylor, Bob Read, Ann Sohn Rethel, Ann Funston

Tooting/Furzedown

59

ANN SOHN RETHEL makes pots for people to use in their daily lives. Using Chinese brushes, she decorates red earthenware with elements inspired by the natural world, such as butterflies and dragonflies or details of natural patterns and forms, although not always necessarily realistic. "I like the finished pot to retain the feel of the clay from which it was made. And I like the combination of conscious design and randomness, to which the art of making pots lends itself."

ANN FUNSTON's love of glass began with creating stained glass panels that often emulate landscape elements, many examples of which may be seen in this house. Of late she has been producing dishes and tiles using fused and slumped glass techniques. As can also be seen in her watercolours, colour is her joy and her strength. VALERIE TAYLOR paints mainly with water-based paints and charcoal, revelling in the broad sweeps of landscape (or lines of the human form), working as much as possible from drawings and sketches made in the open air. Having worked a lot in Cornwall and Wales of late, she has this year been concentrating on projects inspired by Herefordshire and the Yorkshire Dales. Training has been lifelong and somewhat haphazard, using Adult Education facilities such as Folkestone Art Centre, St. Ives School of Painting and Morley College.

Apart from two years living on a Scottish Island, Battersea-born BOB READ has always lived in South London, and has drawn inspiration from both worlds. He left a career in commercial architecture to study art at Chelsea School of Art and Kingston College. Working across a range of media and scales, his paintings explore colour, space and atmosphere. He has always maintained an interest in mark-making and the language of painting. His personal expression has derived from years spent drawing straight lines in architecture, both as reaction to the rational and in appreciation of structural forms. Consequently, subject matter tends towards ambiguity with an embedded sense of logic as the content attempts to uncover the internal and the subconscious.

There will also be cards by Jess Davies for sale.

35 Fishponds Road, SW17 7LH