Local artists ceramics exhibition: Sunday 2 - 9 July 11am - 4pm (5pm at weekends) (Wed - Sun only) Local artists, united by a love of local landscapes and the organic feel of clay produce natural shapes, colours and textures and with a variety of forms, glazes and techniques demonstrate their individual interpretations. Your visit supports not only local arts and crafts, but also our work to introduce Sandham to a wider audience.

On each day, you can meet and chat with the artists as you explore the exhibits on show. Each piece in this exhibition is for sale, making it an ideal opportunity to shop for a unique and beautiful Christmas gift. 

Sally Courage is guided by the need to produce a satisfying form for her pieces. She makes large, abstract coil-formed pots, loosely based on natural forms. They often appear organic in their final shape and she feels their big size provides more opportunity for the pots to grow and develop. The surface decorations are abstracted from patterns found in nature.

Christine Lack has been exploring natural shapes in the landscape since childhood, collecting shells, stones and fossils whenever she could.  "Over time their influences overlap and blend within a single piece of work where the pursuit of fragile beauty is captured in strong form and line" she says.  She creates fine, delicate forms in stoneware and porcelain and layers them with colour and texture, using burnishing, resist and smoke-firing techniques.

Teresa Munn works with poetry in ceramics, and explores how we recollect experiences, thoughts and feelings associated with place.  "Walking through a landscape imprints sensory memories, layered and melded over the years.  My history has tracks through the South Downs and the wide beaches of the Gower Peninsular."  Her clay-scripted wall plaques and hand-held, textured forms employ poetry which can, in just a few words, convey us to another time and place.

Moya Tosh has created a series of pieces which she describes as “an abstract representation of the seasons, inspired by rural landscapes, seascapes and winter mountain scenery”. She throws with porcelain clay and use glazes, lustres and gold and sliver leaf for decoration. The rims of her bowls are cut and ‘stitched’ with leather to illustrate Nature’s imperfections and to break the tension of the thrown form.