After completing a degree in Fine Art at Exeter College of Art and Design, Blandine set up her studio in Devon
in 1989. She has been a leading member of the highly regarded Devon Guild of Craftsmen since 1990.
Blandines ceramics are hand-built in stoneware or porcelain clays which are modelled, carved and incised and then painted with slips and oxides and fired to 1240 c.
Further details are applied with enamel colours and the pieces fired again to 760 c. Each piece is unique.
She says "Folklore in its many forms has been my life-long interest and it has provided a rich source of inspiration for my ceramic work and paintings. While I am
particularly drawn to the strange and obscure, I also enjoy working with everyday sayings. Influences come from as far a field as China, Scandanavia and Native American tribal cultures
but most of the work in this exhibition is inspired by Scottish folklore and Aesop's Fables.
Her deft touch and dexterity are clearly evident, both in the manipulation of the clay and in her oil painting technique. Her personal colour palette of warm
earthy tones and an interest in texture crosses the boundaries between the two media,
creating a body of work clearly identified as belonging to one creative spirit.
The new pieces now showing in Galleries 1 - 6 form part of Blandines current solo exhibition at the Castle Gallery. For information regarding the inspiration behind each
piece and a price list click here.
Prices range from £45 - £780.
'Oil Paintings & Sculptural Ceramics by Blandine Anderson'
11 May - 1 June, 2013
Please contact the gallery for a preview invitation or
download the invitation.