FIONA MAZZA CERAMICS
I am a ceramic artist living in Yorkshire and I began my journey into ceramics in 1998 on a part time course at college.
I had dabbled with clay before, it was not until returning to college that I realised my love of making. The core of my work is based on nature, in particular the amazing butterfly world, enabling an exciting development of colourful forms.
Inspired by the fragility of nature and mans impact on the natural world, these forms have been created to impact on the fragile nature of the environment to which we all rely on. The combination of materials reflects the constant battle of survival.
Recently experiments into electric kiln fired work, has produced a new body of work on the environmental impact on the monarch butterfly, recreating clusters of this beautiful insect by stacking ceramic wings. I enjoy the challenge of designing and making individual pieces, using many techniques, this allows me to explore clay in many areas.
Over the last 22 years have done numerous shows exhibitions and events. Four and a half years ago I was able to move into a studio space at King street workshops Pateley Bridge. This has given me the space to develop higher fired functional work along side my Raku and sculptural work. I have worked on commissions and continue to exhibit and supply galleries, whilst also selling direct to the people from my studio and on Etsy.com
THE BISCUIT FACTORY (NEWCASTLE)
Metamorphis, was hung at the biscuit factory in 2010 above the stairwell, it represents mans impact on the natural world, specifically Monarch Butterflies.
RURAL ARTS COURTHOUSE (THIRSK)
Unlocked collective exhibition in response to the old courthouse. I made three large ceramic rings in response to the beginning, middle and end of a relationship. Using the history of the courthouse to embed into the surface of the Rings.
SUNNY BANK MILLS GALLERY (FARSLEY)
I am part of a group of artists (unlocked collective) who respond to a place or story. In this exhibition I made a tower of bobbins representing the people of the mills.
PYRAMID GALLERY (YORK)
I was pleased to take part in exhibition at the pyramid gallery introducing my new Monarch pieces.
NORTH YORKSHRIE OPEN STUDIOS
I have taken part in North Yorkshire open studios for the last 9 years this year was virtual.
NIDD ART TRAIL
I have taken part in the Nidd Art Trail for the last four years as my studio is in the old work house Pateley Bridge, it has become a popular event this year it will be virtual for most but I am open on Fridays -Mondays 10am-4pm.
I have an Etsy Shop where I list many of my pieces & collections.
The shop is updated regularly and includes Free UK Delivery
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