I live and work on the Isle of Skye, in the North West of Scotland. I have always preferred wilder more challenging landscapes and seascapes. The visible presence of the rock beneath the thin soils of the Highlands reminds me of the real substance of life, and how fragile the veneer. The textures of my work are here on a massive scale in the mountains, and it’s fundamentally the same material. So here, on the Isle of Skye, inspiration is all around me, under my feet and in my hands.
My motivation as an artist is to find my place in this.
These collections, Contour, Erosion and Midden, are distinct but connected, and are a continuation of my love of texture. I make mostly ceramic forms, bowls, jars, boxes, rather than direct representations of the landscape, because they are innately human vessels; they represent the human condition of surface and contents…
Upcoming Events & Exhibitions
10/10/2020 - 11/10/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Masterclass at The Clay Loft, Stroud
Hand building with a difference!
I am delighted to have been invited to the Clay Loft for a masterclass. My second only in 10 years! I plan to show some of the inspirations for my work from the Isle of Skye, and show some of the techniques I use to create the textured pieces. There will be a hands on opportunity too.
Find out all the details here The Clay Loft
The Clay Loft, Inchbrook Mill, Gyddynap Lane, Nailsworth United Kingdom,
10/10/2020 - 06/11/2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Patricia Shone – New Ceramics at Beaux Arts Bath
Come and see my new work at Beaux Arts Bath, some of it made during lockdown. I am delighted to be returning to this lovely gallery, especially after such a difficult few months. Fingers crossed all will be well for the opening on October 10th. The staff at Beaux Arts have been working hard to provide a safe and enjoyable space. Sadly though, there’ll be no opening viewing due to Covid19 safety restrictions.
I’m always very happy to have work in the South West of England. I spent a lot of my childhood near Dartmoor, and it had a deep effect on my love of wild places.
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