Fiona Matthews 2016

Currently I am hand building with black stoneware clay – concentrating on form. My work is quite large and probably seen to best effect outside amongst foliage.

About The Artist

Glazing and decoration tends to be matt but changes according to the needs of the shape. Currently I’m intrigued by the colours and forms of lichens and am influenced by African and Australian art.

Standing stones have always held a fascination for me.  The stones are no more than a weathered block of rock , with weather softened tops and rounded sides and it doesn’t seem to matter that the reasons for their being are often unknowable, it is enough to feel the awesome sense of solidity, the permanence, their sheer presence –  all of  which I find immensely reassuring.

I don’t think in advance about what I’m going to make and am often surprised at what emerges, but I like the idea that sometimes it is enough to just see the silhouette  – which is a reason I work with slim shapes and like working with black clay, and I hope that any decoration with glazes brings some lightness, vibrancy and extra interest without detracting from the shape.

Featured Image : Totem – Ceramic

Artwork Or Image Titles

Totem – Ceramic
Offering – Ceramic
Awakening – Ceramic

Studio Address and Contact Details

Venue number: 3

Fiona Matthews
Fiona Matthews Ceramics
Unit 3, Ashlaur Court, Clovelly road Industrial Estate
Bideford, EX39 3HN

Phone: 07780 702680

Travel Details:

Bus No. 75 from Bideford Quay; 30 min walk from Bideford Quay.
Parking: On-street parking
Children: Child friendly Venue
Disabled Access: Fully Accessible:

Directions: From Bude follow the A39 to Bideford. Follow the signs to Atlantic Village and the Clovelly Rd Industrial Estate is a little further down the road on the Left.

Value House is on the Right and Ashlaur Court is further down on the Right – there is a sign board outside labelled with Units 2&3 –  FM Ceramics.

Park on the road and walk into Ashlaur Court, the units are round to the Left.

NDArt Trek 2016 – September 10th to 25th – Opening Dates and Times

Weekend dates are Sept 10-11th, Sept 17-18th, Sept 24-25th
Open all 3 weekends of the Event?: Yes
Weekend Open Times: 10.30am – 4.00pm
Weekday Open Dates & Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Open at: 10:30 am Close at: 04:00 pm


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