M A R I O N . S T U A R T
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.
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
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