Exhibition at Home 2022: Jodie Neale Ceramics
I currently work and reside in Hirwaun, Aberdare. I received a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Sculpture from Coleg Sir Gar in 2007 and later went on to become a qualified nurse after graduating from the University of South Wales in 2014. I rediscovered my love for ceramic art when participating in an evening pottery course. In 2021, I was selected to participate in Channel 4’s ‘The Great Pottery Throw Down’ and after twenty ceramic-themed challenges, I was announced as the winner.
The works I have chosen to display for the ‘Exhibition at home’ gallery space are ones that represent my style as a ceramic artist. My artwork combines my love for working at the wheel and hand decorating. Each piece is a laborious task of throwing and trimming fine forms on which I can apply my surface texture. My fondness for symmetry in nature has influenced my sculptural forms. I want to create beautiful and tactile pottery that celebrates the beauty of the natural world as well as the properties of the clay itself.