Jenny Harriman

Jenny Harriman Quirky Clay

Pottery is a great way to relax and be in the moment. It is a medium I love to use for quirky ideas that have enhanced my garden.
Alongside Jill Bland I have been helping establish the pottery at Lupton House which had been mothballed. It has taken some time to assess what was already there and seek funding for other resources.
My whimsical vegetables and flowers ensure produce and colour in the garden throughout the year. Quirky gargoyles now peep from the planting, mounted on old sleepers. Tiles based on sketches at Porthnanven beach, St Just, show strange rock formations and entrances to disused mines where my mother’s ancestors worked. My life-size owl made of grog stoneware clay attempts to scare away the sparrows that feast on my spinach, beetroot and kale.
Years of involvement with the Teignmouth TRAIL resulted in the amalgamation of several pieces to enhance the front garden with a sail-like sculpture. The gift of huge pieces of bamboo led to a jungle piece with discarded heads peering through the foliage.
My long term interest in the strandline continues using found sea-washed glass and pottery deposited at sea, dumped early in the 20th century off the Devon coast. In the 1970’s I spent several years collecting old bottles found in rubbish dumps or estuaries; everything from cods bottles (the lemonade bottles with marbles in the neck) to marmite jars, so it is fascinating today to use fragments for embellishment on mirrors or as part of a collage - snapshots of history.

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Brixham

Higher Ranscombe Rd
TQ5 9HF

Telephone: 07855 166 895
Email: jenny@sunnybrixham.fsnet.co.uk

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Handbuilt Pottery Workshops / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-10-06T00:00:00Z">Sat 06 Oct 2018</span>Handbuilt Pottery Workshops / Sat 06 Oct 2018

Join one or more of our pottery workshops at Lupton House, near Brixham. Each ‘hand built’ session runs from at 10.30-12.30. There are a few spaces in each option. £20 per workshop or enrol for 3 for £50. Coil Pots ...

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Hand built Pottery Workshops / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-10-11T00:00:00Z">Thu 11</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2018-10-20T00:00:00Z">Sat 20 Oct 2018</span> <span>(1 week)</span>Hand built Pottery Workshops / Thu 11 to Sat 20 Oct 2018 (1 week)

Join one or more of our pottery workshops at Lupton House, near Brixham. Each ‘hand built’ session runs from at 10.30-12.30. There are a few spaces in each option. £20 per workshop or enrol for 3 for £50 Coil Pots Thur...