Hilary Coole In The Spotlight

A Sense of Place

4 – 30 November 2019

November’s Spotlight highlights the ceramic work of Hilary Coole who has been a member of the gallery for over 4 years. She studied for a degree at Carmarthen School of Art and was awarded a 1st and the accolade of student of the year in 2015.

Hilary is a contemporary ceramic artist producing vessels and functional ware using the process of hand built, slip decorated stoneware slabs. A lifelong career as a graphic designer, coupled with an interest in surface pattern design have influenced her current body of work. The thematic focus of Hilary’s work is specifically inspired by her mother’s clothing that featured vibrant 1950s patterns which are captured in her work from both her memories of her mother and old family photographs.

"My starting point was investigating ideas about belonging, home and a sense of place. This reflective thinking flowed into investigating the form and pattern of my mother’s garments translated into clay. I use slips, paper resist and sgraffito onto the clay then constructs vessels from these highly decorated slabs. I work from my home studio in the heart of rural Carmarthenshire and exhibit my work in galleries throughout Wales and England, at Art Fairs and I am involved in my local Open Studios event."

Hilary’s intention is to evoke the fun, emotion and utopian aims of the 1950s in contrast to post war austerity. The work she produces is a colourful, sculptural and contemporary interpretation of an influential era in her life.

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Matt Pearce is a recent graduate from the University of Creative Arts and joined the gallery in 2015. Matt is a figurative painter working predominantly in acrylic and on highly textured surfaces. His current work is concerned with body art and the human condition.

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