Shows & Exhibitions:
Ceramics in Charnwood, Market Place, Loughborough LE11 3EB, 14th May 2023 10am-4pm
Ceramic Wales, Dyserth Rd, Rhuddlan, Rhyl, LL18 5SB, 17th and 18th June 2023 10am-4pm
Potfest by the Lake at Compton Verney, Warwickshire 23, 24 and 25 June 2023, 10 am - 4.30pm
Potfest in the Park, Hutton-in-the- Forest, Cumbria, CA11 9TH, 28, 29 and 30 July 2023, 10am - 4.30pm
My work is for sale at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester https://www.newbreweryarts.org.uk/craft-shop and my Etsy Shop
Sheila Herring’s work is visceral and impassioned, combining a kind of abstract expressionism with subtle and robust functional shapes.
Exploring expressive techniques of working with the clay is a vital aspect of Sheila’s pot making. She seeks out and employs processes that have elements of the unpredictable, irregular and enlivened about them. The surface decoration emphasises the freedom of the clay work, often involving the movement of various thicknesses of slips over the clay, traces of the application processes revealed. Slips also build up defining lines, as can the glazes used.
Free pencil line drawings and gestural sgraffito marks are informed from Sheila’s spontaneous drawings. Sometimes there are suggestions of flowers, at others the repetition of freely drawn patterns. Her functional pots are made from black earthenware clay.