Sheila Herring

Site Number: 129
Region: 
Leamington Spa
Artform: 
Ceramics

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, revealing traces of the application processes. 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 off Campion Road or Wathen Road; free on-street parking.
Telephone: 
01926 424591
sheila@sheilaherring.co.uk
Added Extras: 
Card payments accepted, Commissions welcome, Parking, Toilets
Accessibility Level: 
Level 2 : Limited access - venue on two or more levels, subdued lighting.

Opening Dates and Times

June-July 2020
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Times: 
11am-7pm

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