In 2022 Artists at the Chapel (Isabel Carmona, Christine Lack, Helen Long and Kate Steele) return to the chapel at Newtown Road Cemetery during May 2022 each with their work that has developed through this period of introspection and discovery in the last two years.
Isabel Carmona has worked inspired by the local environment of Wash Common to create a series of multi-plate large collagraph prints. She also continues her urban sketching documentary drawing wherever she goes.
Christine Lack’s ceramics are inspired by the beauty she finds in landscapes, whether vast vistas or natural patterns found underfoot. Her clays of choice are white stoneware and porcelain, versatile and strong. Christine’s vessels and other sculptural forms interpret nature’s fragile beauty and are often finished in a mix of glazes and smoke fired techniques.
Helen Long’ s ceramic work reflects her fascination with porcelain. Most of her work is produced on the wheel. The wheel invests individual pieces with a sense of fluidity and energy. The gentle, rhythmic nature of wheel work is both calming and meditative. This sense of calm resonates with the simple blue decorative elements which reference traditional Chinese blue and white ware, but with a contemporary feel.
For Kate Steele the ability to enjoy the pleasures of an English garden, over the last two years, has been a physical, mental and emotional life-saver. The aim of Kate's work is to reflect on this and the beauty of our environment, that despite all continues to astonish year after year.
Artists at the Chapel at the Newtown Road cemetery are kindly sponsored by Newbury Town Council
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