For Love of the Master, Dublin Castle
For Love of the Master: 25 Artists Fascinated by Piranesi runs from 18th June - 18th September across two sites: The Coach House Gallery at Dublin Castle an d the Casino at Marino.
Conceived to commemorate the tercentenary of the birth of Piranesi in 2020 but delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Public Works (OPW) presents the international exhibition For the Love of the Master, 25 artists fascinated by Piranesi to celebrate the legacy of this versatile Roman artist in the 21st century.
Between his birth near Venice in 1720 and his death in Rome in 1778, Giovanni Battista Piranesi became renowned as an etcher, engraver, designer, architect, archaeologist and theorist. A fascination with Piranesi continues to influence architects, artists and designers long after his death. Twenty-five artists from eleven countries were selected to pay homage to Piranesi’s drawings, engravings and reassembled antiquities in a variety of media.
Solo show "Convolutions in Clay" on show in Salisbury until 21st July
"Convolutions in Clay" runs from 27th May - 21st July at The Young Gallery, above Salisbury library, in conjunction with the Salisbury International Festival. The show features a selection of works past and present, many of which are inspired by architecture in Wiltshire.
There will be an artists talk event on 5th July 6.30pm - 8.30pm, £5 - to book a place contact firstname.lastname@example.org all proceeds go to the Supporters of the Young Gallery which exists solely to promote the gallery's work and increase its public awareness in the wider community.
Out now! Handbuilt Ceramics published by Crowood Press
Written during periods of lockdown in 2020 it is brilliant to be able to share what has been a major project. I am very grateful to the nine invited makers who made such a generous contribution by sharing their practice: thankyou Paul Briggs, Mark Draper, Lynda Draper, Madoda Fani, Wanying Liang, Claire Partington, Eusebio Sanchez, Dirk Staschke & Patricia Volk.
Here's the blurb: Handbuilt Ceramics is a practical guide to all aspects of technique, but goes further by exploring the studio practices of ten exciting contemporary makers. Advice is given on how to get started and information on tools and equipment, types of clay and a safe workspace set-up. Handbuilding methods, such as pinching, coiling, slabbing and press moulding, are explained in detail with step-by-step sequences. Techniques for creating surface interest, pre and post firing, are included using coloured slip, glaze or paint. Ideas for combining techniques and ways to experiment are explored and encouraged, as well as tips to avoid common problems and to achieve successful outcomes. With over 350 lavish photos, this book will provide inspiration through a unique understanding of current work. It is written both for the novice and for the experienced maker looking for a new direction.