Looking at Verity in her apron carefully shaping and smoothing clay there is no suggestion of the deep contemplation going on within. Verity creates slab built ceramic forms and uses clay as a medium for drawing and printing. She applies various mono-printing techniques and inlayed porcelain on the surface of the work.
Inspired to capture snapshots of people’s everyday lives Verity is drawn to subjects which often convey a depth of darkness. This could be working with the stories and landscapes found in and around her home city of Hereford, or as a result of responding to the urban environment around her.
For lovers of Nordic noir television you may find some familiarity in the dark brooding spaces that the slab-built ceramic forms create and inhabit. They capture in their stillness a sinister mood which may engulf you. Perhaps the law of attraction in action, Verity graduated in 2015, and then spent three months taking part in a residency in Denmark to further broaden her ceramic knowledge and collaborate with other international ceramic artists.
So if you like a bit of mystery you’ll love Verity’s work. Spotted by Ceramic Review Magazine as one of the “Ten to Watch” in 2016, this Herefordian will be creating her own snapshots of life as she develops her thoughts and themes through her work. Verity is based in ArtSite3, using other’s kiln facilities, and the cash offered as part of the h.Art Prize will assist her in acquiring a kiln of her own in due course.
Verity is drawing on her knowledge of local history and the ley line theory of Herefordian Alfred Watkins (born 1955) for her latest series of works which are being displayed at Gallery@OMP from 10 – 30th September in the exhibition “Abstraction” with Rachel Sudworth, painter and Marek Zylinski, photographer.
The Gallery@OMP h.Art Prize 2016 exhibition brings together the latest works from three Herefordshire artists who received prizes from the Old Mayor's Parlour owner - Church Street Charitable Trust. Verity Howard, ceramicist, Rachel Sudworth, painter and Marek Zylinshki, photographer will be at the exhibtion "Abstraction" on different days. Open everyday 10:00 - 17:00 with Gallery@Night to 20:00 on Thursday 15th September
|h.Art Week||Monday||19th||Marek Zylinski|
|Saturday||10th||Marek Zylinski||Tuesday||20th||Marek Zylinski|
|Sunday||11th||Verity Howard||Wednesday||21st||Marek Zylinski|
|Monday||12th||Marek Zylinski||Thursday||22nd||Verity Howard|
|Tuesday||13th||Marek Zylinski||Friday||23rd||Verity Howard|
|Wednesday||14th||Marek Zylinski||Saturday||24th||Racehl Sudworth|
|Thursday||15th||Rachel Sudworth||Sunday||25th||Verity Howard|
|Saturday||17th||Verity Howard||Tuesday||27th||Verity Howard|
|Sunday||18th||Rachel Sudworth||Wednesday||28th||Verity Howard|