Fabricate: To invent, make, create, to weave a story.
Four mixed media artists: Gerry Rooney, Fiona Metcalfe, Jacqui Smithson, Beth Bolton
30th October to 1st November 2020 at the: The Glass House Studio, Jefferson Gardens, Leamington Spa. Full details on Instagram #fabricate_artists.
Gerry will be exhibiting at Art in The Park, August 2021, Jefferson Gardens Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.
Gerry creates work in ceramics and in textiles.
She uses porcelain, renowned for its preciousness, to encase seed heads and natural forms in many fine layers of hand painted porcelain slip. This captures and preserves the delicate structure and surface textures of natures treasures. By creating ethereal objects, exhibited in glass vitrines she is drawing attention to the beauty and fragility of the natural world.
In her textile work she combines layering of fabrics, maps, ceramic shards and found treasures with many forms of hand-stitch and dye methods to evoke and celebrate memories and experiences
Gerry has always made things. She initially studied and worked in graphic design. Returning to study she received a BA hons in Ceramics from the University of Westminster in 2009.
Following this she has worked as an 'artist in residence' and 'pottery teacher' in Warwickshire, exhibiting regularly, including Warwickshire open studios and RBSA.
Having taught pottery workshops with MIND for 12 years she now teaches textile workshops at The Quilters Den in Warwick.
New Website being created : www.gerryrooneyclayandcloth.co.uk