Featured Artist: Kerry-Jane Warner
Published: 25 April 2016
Local print-maker and ceramicist Kerry-Jane Warner is the next of our Skipton Open Studios Artists to be featured on our blog. Holly Smith visited Kerry-Jane's beautiful studio the Press House at Sterling Castle Farm, and Kerry-Jane chatted to us about what she has been working on this year.
Kerry-Jane sent us through some photos of some of the beautiful work that she is developing for this year's Open Studios. We love the nature-inspired pieces that she has been working on this year and can't wait to see what she has in store for us in July.
Kerry-Jane said; “this year I'll be away for the week-end of the 'Easties' Open Studios, so rather than missing out, I have decamped from my lovely studio to join the 'Westies'.
Thanks to the generosity of the National Trust, I will be exhibiting at the wonderful Wetlands Centre in St Ouen's bay. The Wetlands Centre overlooks St Ouen's Pond Site of Special Interest; a haven for local and visiting bird life.
If you haven't visited yet, it really is worth a trip (especially during the last week-end of June when you will have the added bonus of seeing me and my work!!)
I have found the change of venue very inspiring and amongst other things, have been making ceramic 'Sea-Pods' influenced by natural sea forms and seed pods. I will also have some ceramic bird inspired pieces and other characterful ceramic succulent pots. I haven't abandoned printmaking altogether so will also have some lino-cut prints on show.
The space at the centre is both beautiful and an interesting shape which has presented some challenges regarding how to display work. However I have found the problem solving exercise of showing within this space great fun and I think I have come up with some hopefully successful solutions.
I will also be offering a 'print-your-own-postcard' facility and might even investigate importing a post-box! Now there's a thought.......”
Check out Kerry-Jane's artist profile for details of her Open Studio at National Trust's The Wetlands Centre during the West weekend, 25th + 26th June, 10:00-5:00PM.
Photos taken of Kerry-Jane in the Press House Studio courtesy of Holly Smith Photography