The CoCA shop aims to offer a range of work by artists working with clay. It will offer ranges of high-end ceramics, affordable pieces and anything in between. For up to date information on what we currently have in stock, please contact York Museums Trust directly on 01904 687687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artists We Stock
As well as a range of books, cards, souvenirs and gifts, we stock ceramics by some of the UK’s current up-coming artists. We currently stock pieces by the following* –
Sara’s work explores the ways in which spaces within landscape appear altered depending on the ever-changing colours of season, weather, time and farming.
In response to her installation Manifest: 10,000 Hours, Clare has produced a limited edition of 300 handmade bowls exclusively for York Museums Trust.
“My work is about simplicity of design and shape, bringing these in relationship to the surface. I am inspired by the elemental colour and shape of ancient Korean pottery.”
Moz draws inspiration from rich colours and patterns in South Asian culture. Moz uses techniques of extrusion, throwing, coiling and slab building to produce decorative functional and non-functional ceramics.
Mark’s inspiration comes from the flora and fauna of the British countryside. Mark works across a number of mediums, producing limited edition lithographic and linocut prints, unique paintings, collages and hand-painted ceramics.
Jill’s work mirrors the seasons, both in the processes she uses as well as the changing nature of her landscape. Her latest work tends towards a more abstract nature and draws heavily on the themese of ice and rock, particularly informing her wall pieces and Strata range of vessels.
“I hand build each piece of work using coils of clay which are then smoothed to form tactile, organic forms. These are often based on shapes/shadows in the landscape glimpsed or half remembered.”
“Inspiration comes from within, it is a combination of experiences past allowed to influence the present.”
“I hand build the animals using the same making methods I use with my figures. I decorate flat slabs of clay with a combination of coloured slips over marked out impressed surfaces combined with screen-printing and mono-printing techniques.”
“My chosen medium is bone china. The work is a combination of slipcasting and handbuilding with paperslip, exploring the delicacy and whiteness of bone china and its potential for the transmission of light.”
Jack & Joan Hardie
“Our pots start with an idea often inspired by natural forms. The idea has to be captured and developed as a digital design which is practical to print in wet clay.”
*Please contact us ahead of your visit to check availability if you are interested in purchasing a particular piece.
Selling Your Artwork
Artists working in clay are invited to apply for the opportunity to sell their work through the CoCA shop. We have a rolling program of displays in the shop, ensuring returning visitors have the opportunity to see something new each time they visit and to give exposure for lots of artists. Each artist will be shown for 3 months and artists may be required to re-stock during this period according to sales.
The same high standards that apply to acquisitions for York Art Gallery’s collection will be applied when choosing work. When acquiring work for the collection we look for unique, interesting and significant work by local, national and international artists, works that reflect a range of styles and techniques, revealing the creative practice of contemporary potters.
For further information and to apply, please visit our page on the Curator Space website here.