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Shaun Hall

 

     
         
     
         
     

I work with copper matt fumed Raku, this is an erratic and unique technique which is notoriously difficult to master! However this is also part of its’ elusive charm and ensures that each pot is a unique work.

My own work is sculptural in form and has architectural and sculptural qualities. Ideas originate through drawing, and initially I was inspired by the work of Richard Serra, and painters such as Juan Gris, and William Scott.

The forms developed from the original Jug shape which was my take on the still life- and became a sort of totemic or non functional form.

At University I was introduced to copper matt fuming in the John Wheeldon style. This lent the work a painterly and atmospheric quality. I have adapted the process to use on larger forms, and whilst still frustratingly unpredictable -it has become a source of endless experimentation, rather like searching for the lost chord or panning for gold!

All the work is either  hand formed and slab constructed or thrown on an upright kick wheel.

Current work available from:

- Buckenham Galleries, Southwold

- Cambridge Galleries, Whittlesford, Cambs

- Taplin Gallery, Woodbridge

- Cristus Gallery, Sandgate, Kent

- The Joanna Jones Gallery, Vale of Belvoir, Leicester

Technical Information

Scarva earthstone clay

Electric kiln 1060 degree bisque

Raku propane gas fired fibre kiln-approx 1000 o c raku firing and reduction in wood shavings

Copper matt slip, based on John Wheeldon formula

High Alkaline copper glazes and commercial brush on glazes

History

CV 1998-2009

I graduated from Middlesex University in 1998 and sold my graduate work to Selfridges and co. Since then I have exhibited in a number of prestigious galleries across the country. In 2008 I exhibited at Atelier sur Cour in Rueil Malmaison, Paris.

1998 - New Designers, Business Design Centre; Art in Clay-Hatfield House; Setting Out, The CPA Shop, London

1999 - The Red Gallery, Southsea; Recent Graduates, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

2000 - Essex Artists in Action, Cressing Temple Barns

2001 - Les Livres Gallery, Colchester; Pam Shomberg Gallery, Colchester; Ned Heywood Studio Gallery, Chepstow

2002 - The Taplin Gallery, Woodbridge, Beecroft Art Gallery, Christmas Exhibtion, Westcliff, Frann Studio Gallery, Leigh on sea

2003 - Riverslade Arts, Saffron Walden; C21 Gallery, Mundesley; Inkpen Downie Architects, Studio Gallery, Colchester

2004 - The Church Street Gallery, Saffron Walden; The Withindale Gallery, Long Melford

2005 - Buckenham Galleries, (YAY!) Southwold

2006 - The Artshed, Ware; Artists Harbour, Portsmouth; Wildwood Gallery, Bury St Edmunds

2007 - Chelmsford Public Library Gallery; The Harold Group Exhibition, Gallery Lop Lop, Poole

2008 - Cambridge Contemporary Gallery; Whittlesford, Divine Gallery; Southport, Atelier sur Cour, Paris, East and West Culture and Arts Exhibition-The Lennox Gallery, London and Osaka, Japan

2009 - Cristus Gallery, Sandgate, Kent; Essex Art and Design Show, Cressing, The Chelmsford Arts Trail, Anglia Ruskin University