Marion Stuart 

Marions artwork is seen an exploration of vessels in porcelain paper clay and the fragile impermanence of life.  She creates delicate and fragile bottle forms, houses and boats.  Installation is a key part of her work with recent installations for 'Turn the Page' Artist Book fair and Vista Algre Museum, Portugal.   

She studied a BA in Fine Art Ceramics at Bretton Hall West Yorkshire adjacent to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The effect of being so close to sculpture was that her artwork is motivated by sculpture in ceramic form.

 

Marion uses automatic writing to explore reactions to events in her life. She uses a book set in the West Country, a place of her heritage, called ‘Dartmoor Omnibus’ by Eden Philpotts she selects words and text, pieces use raw clay silkscreen transfer onto the surface, which is then manipulated. She strives for the lack of functionality in the ceramic forms, holes, broken, fragmented, impossibly thin and fragile then mended. In her destruction and reconstruction of these pieces she finds her creativity.

She is also Co-founder of StudioDo, Open Access Ceramics and Education in Norwich set up in 2011 for the promotion of ceramics and ceramic education, a teaching/mentoring space with an open access membership and is course leader for Foundation Art and Design at City College, Norwich.

 

International exhibitions include  ‘TOOL’ in Medulta, Canada,  ‘Poetry in the Visual’ Aveiro Portugal, ‘The ARTery of London’ St.Katherines Docks London. Artistic residency in Aveiro, Portugal creating works in collaboration with Vista Alegre also saw her as a guest artist in the Ceramics Biennale 2018.

 

Her artwork is held in private collections around the world and in public collections; The Archie Bray Foundation USA and The Museum of Aveiro Portugal.

Selected Exhibitions

Guest Artist Craftco Southwold Suffolk                                    2019

‘Turn the Page’ Norwich Norfolk                                                2019

‘Nostalgia’ Amsterdam and Romania                                        2018

‘Innovations in Ceramic Art’ Guest Artist Cambridge             2018

‘HOME’ Norfolk and Norwich Hospital                                      2018

‘Aveiro Story’ Guest Artist, Ceramics Biennale, Portugal        2017

‘Thinking Baroque’ Braga, Portugal                                           2017

‘Weather Diaries’ Atrium Gallery Cornwall                               2017

‘Thinking Baroque’ Braga Portugal                                            2017

‘The ARTery of London’ St.Katherines Docks London            2016

 ‘INplace’ Anteros Arts Norwich Norfolk                                   2016

‘Cley16’ Cley next ot the Sea Norfolk                                         2016

‘Salon De Refuses’ Space Studios Hackney London                2016

‘Nail Installation’ Belper Arts Trail Derbyshire                          2016

‘Solo Show’ Anteros Arts Norwich Norfolk                                2016

 ‘Tool’ Medalta International Exhibition Alberta Canada        2015

The Culture Show Trail Bideford North Devon                         2015

‘Poetry in the Visual’ Aveiro Portugal                                         2015

Art in Clay Hatfield                                                                        1999

Art Curation

Cley Contemporary Art ‘Connectivity’ Norfolk                           2017

‘IN Place’ Anteros Arts Norwich Norfolk                                     2016

‘Estuary’ The Aldeburgh Gallery Suffolk                                     2016

‘Breaking the Mould’ Stew Gallery Norwich Norfolk                2015

‘Fragile’  Yallops Gallery, NorwichNorfolk                                   2014

Outlets:  The Post Room Norwich, Fairhurst Gallery Norwich 

Marion Stuart 2020