Ashley Howard is well known for his creative pottery and ceramics exhibitions. Since his studies in the 1980s, Howard has travelled and explored various techniques and methodologies which he establishes as inspired pieces. Also as a lecturer for the University of Creative Arts, based in Kent, England, Ashley Howard has helped to develop many more creative minds much to his credit.
The latest showing is called Meditations and reveals Shigaraki style pottery within the walls of Guildford Cathedral. The fragile yet exquisite quality ceramic work is painted in Howard's colourful style. In 2014, Professor Ashley discovered the illusive Shigaraki region and indulged in their timeless ceramic making techniques. Taking the wisdom home with him, Meditations unveils how pottery and spirituality can be intimately linked.
The fragility of the works which are placed on the ground in evenly spaced units of area, almost inspire a sense of fear for their safety. As people approach and walk up to view the works, extreme care must be taken not to damage them. Perhaps Howard feels this sensation when meditating on the spirit or the fragility of life itself.
The Meditations exhibit is available to all at Guildford Cathedral from April 5th to 18th May 2018.
Via University of Creative Arts Blog
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