burton art gallery and museum
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BURTON ART GALLERY
& MUSEUM

Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ

Telephone: 01237 471455
Email: info@theburton.org

Admission is Free
Open Daily 10am - 4pm
Sundays 11am - 4pm


Clare Mahoney

I am a ceramic artist with a fascination for the natural world.  This passion has remained a strong theme throughout my work.  It always has the innate ability to bring me joy, ground me and make me aware that we are more than a sum of our parts.

I work with surface; breaking up 2D space, abstracting natural forms and fauna to produce images that strive to capture a twisted tendril or fragile leaf.  The pieces are wall mounted ceramics sculpture, or tiles for architectural or interior settings.  The techniques of printmaking are used to illustrate the designs, creating a feeling of layers and elements collaged together.

 

I love the medium of clay its impressionability, sensuality and earthy quality, opening a fresh bag of porcelain never ceases to excite me.  My sculptural pieces are hand built, using the process of press mould porcelain.  I make casts from found objects and pebbles.  Their small size is based around the physicality of the hand, that lovely feeling of holding a tactile object in the palm of your hand.

 

lottery funded