Chuffed to be asked to join a long list of cultural speakers in Twr y Felin art hotel’s stunning Oriel space by giving a talk on ‘Architecture & Literature’ next month.
This illustrated slideshow talk will look at literature-inflected buildings in all four corners of the UK and (much) further afield.
Come along and see the show: Free admission with a welcome drink!
Admission is free, but seats are limited & must be pre-booked from http://bit.ly/407560V or by calling 01437 725 555
Delighted to be participating – along with Maria Jones (Ceramartist.com) in North Pembrokeshire Open Studios for 2022 at our Solva base, Haroldston House: 26 August – 9 September
Ian’s limited-edition giclée prints, from black-and-white ink drawings, celebrate west Wales’ cottages, castles and cromlechs. His larger, brightly coloured screenprints showcase Pembrokeshire’s unique coastline.
Maria works exclusively in porcelain – making pots, jewellery, chandeliers and conceptual-art pieces. She also creates natural glazes from materials such as Solva-harbour seaweed.
Ian and Maria also collaborate, and their recent large-scale artwork Suspended Collaboration, which premiered at Oriel y Parc in 2021, will be shown.
Looking forward to our 3rd Fishy Tales evening of storytelling and verse on Thursday 30 June at Haroldston House. Proceeds to Solva Care – come along and share a fishy tale of your own…
Looking forward to participating in Pembrokeshire Phoenix Arts Summer Exhibition at Carew this month.
Fifty-four ceramic panels hung and counting, as our Artists’ Residency at St David’s Oriel y Parc Tower Gallery enters its second week.
I’m getting the hang of hanging – up the ladder, fixing Maria Jones Cermartist’s porcelain panels – and there are more to come once the kiln is fired up again.
Come along, 10 am – 3 pm each day, have a look at progress and maybe even leave a note of your most precious Pembrokeshire memory for us to enshrine in porcelain.
Ceramicist Maria Jones and I were offered the chance to undertake a residency for May/June 2021 at St Davids Oriel y Parc landscape gallery – our nearest A-list gallery, and a stalwart of the arts in Pembrokeshire. Despite the restrictions that are likely to still be in place, we are excited about the idea.
Taking off from Maria’s previous ceramic work and Ian’s graphics, the end result will comprise a series of porcelain panels suspended from the Tower Gallery’s ring chandelier, each telling a fragment of a story from a person’s experience of Pembrokeshire’s coastal National Park. The pieces will demonstrate the diverse nature of our County, and the impressions that it makes on residents and visitors alike.
It will bring artists’ perspectives, creativity and skills to frame and articulate the characteristics and qualities of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park – its landscape, environment, people, history and culture.
More details – especially on how to participate – to follow!
Welcome to my new website – hopefully, an even more direct and image-packed experience.
I hope that it’ll make it easier for browsers to access my artwork images – be they black-and-white giclee prints, pencil line drawings or colour screenprints.
My latest B&W images have also seen me draw on Wales’ national legacy of ancient and imposing castles.
Literally a stone’s throw across the border from Pembrokeshire’s northernmost tip, Cardigan town and its iconic, newly restored castle and bridge have long beckoned as a subject; the distinctive row of castle cottages only added to the possibilities for more images.
And as part of my new Carmarthenshire series of prints, I tackled the castle in Kidwelly – along with the town’s famous black-cat symbol.
An inter-lockdown trip to North Wales this autumn, to walk the stunning northern Llyn Peninsula stretch of the Wales Coastal Path, saw me add the imposing Caernarfon Castle to my growing list of images – and Cardiff Castle, with its unique ‘Animal Wall’ of wildlife sculptures, and the wild ruins of Caerphilly Castle proved irresistible.
As Wales emerges from its recent ‘firebreak’, it’s great to know that my work is on show again at the Newport Collective gallery/shop in north Pembrokeshire, as well as in the Raul Speek Gallery in Solva, the Etcetera Gallery in St Davids, Cardigan Castle visitors’ centre, East Gate gallery in Pembroke and Elements in Saundersfoot.
(All have exemplary distancing/sanitising arrangements in place – many thanks to all the proprietors involved!)