Sheila Herring

Region: 
Leamington Spa
Artform: 
Ceramics

Sheila Herring’s work is visceral and impassioned, combining 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 emphasizes 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.

Venue

21 Granville Street
Leamington Spa
CV32 5XW
Directions: 
Granville Street is in North Leamington, turn off from Campion or Wathen Street
Telephone: 
01926424591
Email: 
sheila@sheilaherring.co.uk
Added Extras: 
Commissions welcome, Toilets
Accessibility Level: 
Level 3 : Partial access - some steps or narrow doorway to parts of the venue.

Opening Dates and Times

June-July 2018
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Times: 
11am-7pm

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