Adela Powell ceramics
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Adela Powell’s ceramics are inspired by the sea and coastal landscape. She searches for universal patterns, textures and forms in nature, where science and art are inseparable. Her method is experimental and different every time. She uses various clays including mud from the Dorset coast and from the Tamar River. Sometimes she incorporates other material she finds at the water’s edge, both organic and inorganic. The inherent tactile and textural qualities of clay are enhanced with many layers of oxides, slips and glazes which she fires to 1265 degrees C in an electric kiln after a bisque firing in a gas kiln.
She has been a professional potter for many years. Born in the Wirral, Cheshire, she read Natural Sciences at Liverpool University, and the science of the natural world still plays a strong part in her inspiration. She later attended Plymouth College of Art whilst bringing up her young family. A move to Cornwall over 30 years ago had a great impact on her work. The natural environments of coast, moorland and river valleys have influenced her in many ways which can clearly be seen in her forms and colours. Her techniques, including mark making, found materials and many layers, produce a visual layering evocative of erosion, decay and history.
She enjoyed a long association with Badcocks Gallery in Newlyn, Penzance, who also showed her work at the Affordable Art Fairs in London. She has exhibited regularly at Art in Clay at Hatfield and at Artmill Gallery, Plymouth. Last year she exhibited at Innovations in Ceramic Art at the Guildhall, Cambridge, and at York Ceramics Fair. We are delighted to show her work at Sladers Yard.
Adela Powell’s ceramics are shown below. Please click on an image to see it more closely. The measurements are listed height x width x depth, or height x diameter. We measure the widest part of the piece. Pots can be bought over the phone on 01308 459511 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org