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katienetley1We are delighted that Katie Netley , a ceramic story teller, will be joining us this summer to exhibit in our garden. I loved her joyful and exuberant work the first time I saw it and will hope that she will bring a sense of fun and energy to the borders this summer to complement our plantings.

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Katie has a BA (Hons) in wood, metal, ceramics and plastics (material practice) from Brighton University.

Katie majored in ceramics and graduated in 2011. She has been making sculpture ever since, mainly in clay carving, and is very fond of the use of colour.

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She has a small workshop in her mum’s garden along the river in Godalming.

Katie loves learning about different cultures from far and wide, along with colour and pattern to create her work.

katienetley4Tantalising, bold, bright and outspoken; from ideology to technique, Katie Netley’s recent works have been focused on exploring the influences of totemic tribal artefacts.

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Katie has developed a confident and honest approach towards expression, whilst playfully working through concerns such as: folklore in diverse cultures, the raw celebration of ritual, the significance of dreams, representations of organic life, geometric recurring patterns, the voluptuous female form and the liberal use of intense colour.

Katie undertakes private commissions for bespoke ceramic sculptures.

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We are delighted to be joined this season by Jeanne Argent and her sculptures. Come and see how their merge so beautifully into our landscape.

My work is informed and inspired by the natural world and in particular the plants and trees in my garden.

jeannedargentimage1The Downs and the coastline of Sussex are also a source of inspiration and I observe and combine these subjects to produce shapes and patterns which I explore to make sculpture, prints, textile and mixed media works.

jeannedargentimage2The sculptures are modelled, moulded and cast by me in low number limited editions and are made of Cement for outdoor display. I also make smaller indoor pieces, some of which are fired and glazed ceramics.

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www.jeanneargent.co.uk

jeanneargent@gmail.com

01273 842565

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Our week of Fringe events (31st may until 8th June 2014), unusually papery happenings and fantasy would not be complete without the very best artists,sculptors and generally wonderful people helping us, so we shall look in detail at the stars of our own particular show ! so first up is –

Sabine Dahn sabinedahnceramichicken

who will be joining us this year to offer a series of two very different workshops. The first workshop occurs during our Fringe week (1st and 8th June )- Prairie Hens in Paper Kilns is a two day workshop straddling two weekends. First make your ceramic hen and then fire it in a paper kiln a week later !Read more about what that course involves on our website and see what type of chicken  would light your fire !

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The second workshop ,later on in the year (2nd August 2014) , is also about light and fire and will teach you how to make a porcelain light inspired by the garden. Please contact Sabine to book your place on these courses.

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More about Sabine

The starting points for the functional side of Sabine’s work are oil lamps and the ritual use of fire and light. Light is symbolically used as a guide on the path of life as well as representing the omnipresence of the Divine.

Form and content of her work is inspired by a variety of different sources within the fields of mythology, ancient cultures and spiritual philosophies. The aim is to create an atmosphere of light that invites a peaceful reflective mind.

Teaching

Sabine has expressed her love for ceramics by exploring its manifold techniques and characteristics with children, young people and adult learners for many years. Her aim is to generate in her students a sense of curiosity, exploration and joy and to support each individual in finding their own creative expression in clay.

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Inspiration and Learning

Inspiration and learning  in working with people always happens in both directions and a group project a while ago led to the development of the fun ‘character hens’. These can be bought as they are, or can be commissioned for a special person with their own ‘peculiarities’ in mind! Or come and make your own at the ‘Prairie Hens in Paper Kilns’ event!Beginners  and more experienced potters are equally welcome

For more Information on the pottery events here at Sussex Prairies you can contact Sabine directly on sabine.dahn@talktalk.net   .

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Rambo and his Lamb

Bebe is here exhibiting in the garden with her rare collection of beautiful and inspirational ceramic sculptures. We have on display a dazzling array of flower forms ,animals, totems and whirlpool and whirlwind  vases which are being shown to their best within our planted beds.

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Bio: Bebe says that nature has always been a major source of inspiration for her. She combines elements from landscapes and objects found , and then simplifies and transforms the initial idea through the creative process into something new.
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one of the piggy pair

The Whirl pots are delightful exploring Bebe’s passion for shells and fish and could be enjoyed inside or outside , but anywhere where you can gaze down into the vortex !

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These pieces are  assembled from thrown sections of a stoneware clay,altered and impressed with objects she has found and they explore a passion she has for shells and fish.

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The Bishops Pom Pom

The Bishops Pom Pom

Frances is a true whirlwind of energy and has just brought her amazing ceramic sculptures in to the garden for the summer !Secreted mostly around the pond side in the garden (although there are a few others who have wandered off to be themselves in a perfect spot !)these wonderful and painstakingly made creations are just stunning ,and set in amonst carefully chosen colours of plants just seem so right and fitting for their place.

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Lime Green dahlia

Bio :  Francis Doherty’s  work is based on the forms of fruiting bodies, flowers and particularly seedpods. She collects and photographs them, then enlarges them and works from these photos or drawings. Plants and seedpods scaled up can be seen as truly spectacular. Their forms are made up of pure mathematics, nothing about them is random. The role of the seedpod is to be protective and to this end many of them are hard, spiky, enclosed or hairy. They wait for the time when nature dictates that they should release their seed, often in ingenious ways. These forms are often reminiscent of other forms in nature, such as those under the sea.

Bells of Ireland

Bells of Ireland

Frances works with white stoneware, and most of the forms are first thrown and then modelled. The glazes are painted and poured, then high fired to +1260. This makes them suitable for outdoor use.Her glazes are chosen to compliment the form and are often slightly crystalline or iridescent, this makes the pieces glow. The forms are often combined with metal and reclaimed sea defence timber.

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Globe Thistle

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