An exhibition of work inspired by and created from our local landscapes. Sharing connections and stories. This is the first time Martin and Siobhan have exhibited together.
Confluences at Farfield Mill marks the first joint exhibition by Ambleside based Martin and Siobhan of the award winning Miles-Moore Ceramics Studio. The work reflects a confluence of ideas between their work and that of digital artists Naomi Saka and Rich Stevens, promising to be a spectacular exhibit of ceramics and digital visual art.
The inspiration for Martin and Siobhan’s ceramics is the surrounding landscape of Farfield Mill and the heritage the Mill represents. The work reflects the colours, texture, and movement of fell, water and wool. Marbled, agateware or neriagi vases of two contrasting clays, wedged and kneaded to produce flowing, spiral lines in finished pieces, reflect the unselfconscious wave patterns of dales wind or water flowing. Embellished textures using found and foraged materials, develop interesting and curious surface textures. Earthy hues from special glazes using local minerals, ores and industrial waste reflect a rich geological history of the area. Martin and Siobhan’s work present us with a narrative inspired by the dramatic environment, of calm and chaos. Confluence was inspired by the book of the same name that Martin worked on along with Euan Adamson, photographer and Geo Cox, poet, and playwright. The book documents the challenge offered to them to capture their response to Martins work and ask the reader to explore their relationship with craft and beauty. This confluence of ideas, materials and inspiration between other creative artists inspired this new exhibition, a collaboration between ceramicists and talented digital creatives.
Naomi Saka of Interaktions Design and Rich Stevens of Design Real, both work in the innovative and expressive world of concept design and development, using digitised images and light installation to help explore the concepts of Martin and Siobhan’s work.
Cumbria LA10 5LW