The Brewhouse at Burgundys, Kendal: 5 May to 2 August 2017
A new solo exhibition from Roger Bell.
Roger Bell trained in ceramics under Brian Starkey at Sutton College of Liberal Arts in the 1980s. Subsequently, he developed skills to use metal, wood and other materials in his work.
His clay work starts with slabs of hand-building clay which are cut, assembled and then modelled. A variety of glazes and firing methods are employed – most often low-fired raku but also mid-range terracotta. Sometimes metal is
incorporated in the fired work. Work is then assembled incorporating found objects, carved wood, metal rods – whatever is required.
His work is best described as sculpture for domestic interiors and gardens. Eclectic inspirations include the jigsaw form, buildings, furniture and containers. He creates two and three dimensional ranging in size from maquettes of 5cm to sculptures of 125cm tall. Some of the artists who influence his work are Bridget Riley, Andy Goldsworthy, Anselm Kiefer and Edward Krasinski.
Roger is a member of Green Door, Northern Potters, Scottish Potters, and Cumbria Sculptors and exhibit at their shows. Work is also sold from the studio, galleries in the UK and at shows in the UK and Europe. Pieces are included in the Leicestershire Collection and private collections in UK, Germany, Netherlands and USA.
The Brewhouse at Burgundy’s is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30 – 5.00 pm.