Buy tickets logo text

EXHIBITIONS

Viewing - Fridays 10am - 12noon and from 45 minutes prior to all performances

6 March to 7 April

Frances Winder and John Davenport - Prints, Pots & Paintings

Frances Winder

I like to reflect the mood and atmosphere of landscape. Enjoying colour and vitality but keeping my presentation bold and simple to add that mystery of personal interpretation.

I am a practicing artist living and working in Cumbria and the Lake District. I am involved in both group and solo exhibitions. I have a Fine Art Degree from what is now Manchester Polytechnic, a Diploma of Associateship with Distinction from Manchester, and an Art Teachers Diploma.

My work evolves and changes with my personal interests. I develop new threads to follow but keep my basic love of colour , mood and the natural world in my work.

 

John Davenport

After a working life spent in financial services, my ceramics journey began in 2008, the first year in which I exhibited at Potfest in Penrith. Before that, ceramics had been, at most, a back-burner hobby, but with the time available to me in retirement it became a significant part of my life.

I now exhibit at a number of venues, including the Lakes Artists, Up-Front, Art & Clay, Green Door Art Trail and Farfield Mill, as well as Potfest itself.

I feel suited to the three-dimensional quality of ceramics and am constantly impressed by the range and versatility of the work produced by so many different artists. For me it is a journey of exploration with, happily, no end in sight.

I use craft crank clay (a stable, quite coarse clay) fired to stoneware temperature. Sometimes I will leave the craft crank exposed, adding only metal oxides and a thin, clear glaze. More often I will add coloured porcelain slips to improve surface texture and add the first layers of colour. I have also designed a small number of glazes which I apply to the slipped pots after the first firing.

I am fortunate to have the freedom to follow my own inclinations, so rather than perfecting a particular type of ceramics, I am able to chase hares and discover where they take me. Sometimes, they lead me into a tangle of brambles, but that may be when I learn most.

Top of Page

the HERON theatre · Stanley Street · Beetham · Milnthorpe · Cumbria LA7 7AS
Registered Charity No.501134 . info@theherontheatre.com . www.theherontheatre.com

To call the BOX OFFICE telephone 015395 64283
To hire the theatre for meetings, lectures and local events telephone 015395 60754

Sponsored by  Cumbria Community Fellowship Booths Cumbria CC SLDC Arts Council