Curated and project managed by Ceri, The Language of Clay: part one is a project led by Mission Gallery in partnership with Ruthin Craft Centre and Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre.
The Language of Clay covers the work of three leading, and very distinctive, ceramic practitioners based in Wales — Anna Noël, Micki Schloessingk and Anne Gibbs. Each has been commissioned to create a solo exhibition and over the course of the project these will tour extensively through Wales.
Anna’s exhibition Telling
Tales brings fables and suspended animation together in her fine, and witty, figurative
ceramics. Micki’s exhibition Earth, Fire
and Salt celebrates exemplary wood fired pottery and richly demonstrates all she has achieved at her studio, Bridge Pottery. Anne’s exhibition explores our sense of
space through her minature still life forms.
Telling Tales, opened at the Mission Gallery in November 2015. Earth, Fire and Salt opened at the Mission Gallery in July 2016. Anne's exhibition, Still, opens at Mission Gallery on 21 January 2017.
Tour dates for Telling Tales and Earth, Fire and Salt
Anna Noël, Telling Tales
Mission Gallery, Swansea — November 2015/January 2016
Oriel Canfas, Cardiff — January/February 2016
Ruthin Craft Centre — April/July 2016
Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre — July/September 2016
Ceramic Gallery, Aberystwyth Arts Centre — 22 October 2016 to 8 January 2017
Craft in the Bay, Cardiff — 21 January to 5 March 2017
Micki Schloessingk, Earth, Fire and Salt
Mission Gallery, Swansea — 16 July to 4 September 2016
Ruthin Craft Centre — 1 October to 27 November 2016
Ceramic Gallery, Aberystwyth Arts Centre — 4 February to 24 March 2017
Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre — 8 April to 27 May 2017
Craft in the Bay, Cardiff — 31 August to 29 October 2017
Catalogues for Telling Tales, Earth, Fire and Salt and Still can be purchased in person from the Mission Gallery or Ruthin Craft Centre, or online from Ruthin Craft Centre. A catalogue for Anne's exhibition will be published to coincide with its opening.
Anna Noël's Lady of Riga
Micki Schloessingk in her studio