I am a self taught artist/sculptor living in Torbay.
Specializing in Raku and smoke firing techniques - mainly interested in capturing the expression and attitude of a subject. My work includes figurative, animals and bird forms.
I work from life and photographs. Surface texture, colour and glaze effects/mishaps are an important part of my work, especially the results of the Raku process. Each sculpture is completely unique.
Happy to answer any questions about Raku and my work.
I am a member of the Westcountry Potters Association. I have learnt so much through this group that I recommend anyone interested in ceramics to join.

Currently exhibiting at :-

The Nicky Stevenson Gallery, Brixham
The Gallery, Cockington, Torquay.
TIDAL Gallery, Kingsbridge

2018 Making 3 large dogs heads for Cockington Trail 2018. I have just uploaded an image of them unfired.

My Recent Projects:
Bust of Rembrandt
Horse and rider
Currently working on a series of paintings - acrylic on canvas - subject Horses.
Just finished working on a Skull using paper clay
A raku fired horse head with a crackle white glaze which 'luckily' turned out well. Have uploaded images of both sides as they are so different.
Some images of our raku kiln posted.

More details on Facebook :-
www.facebook.com/Sculpture.VeraStride

Also on the Facebook page above in the album 'Diary of a new project' is a progress report of making a maquette for 'Horse and Rider'

Studio open by appointment.
e-mail: verastride@hotmail.co.uk

View my website http://www.facebook.com/Sculpture.VeraStride

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Exhibition at Cockington Court Gallery / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-01-27T00:00:00Z">Sun 27 Jan 2019</span>Exhibition at Cockington Court Gallery / Sun 27 Jan 2019

I will be exhibiting in Cockington Court gallery during February. The theme is dogs and there will be paintings and sculpture, some specially made for this exhibition by local artists.

Exhibiting at Artizan Gallery, Lucius Street, Torquay. / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-03-28T00:00:00Z">Mon 28 Mar 2016</span>Exhibiting at Artizan Gallery, Lucius Street, Torquay. / Mon 28 Mar 2016

I am exhibiting some of my work at Artizan Gallery Monday 11 April to Saturday 16 April 2016 together with Peter Stride, Ruth Bowyer, Elisabeth Hadley and Monica Gamble.

Artizan Gallery / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-05-09T00:00:00Z">Fri 09 May 2014</span>Artizan Gallery / Fri 09 May 2014

I am currently exhibiting at Artizan Gallery, 7 Lucius Street, Torquay along with Gilly Pitman, Elisabeth Hadley, Mei Lim, David Webb, Amy McCarthy, Peter Stride and Kim Freeman.

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five@artizan / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-04-11T00:00:00Z">Mon 11</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2016-04-16T00:00:00Z">Sat 16 Apr 2016</span> <span>(6 days)</span>five@artizan / Mon 11 to Sat 16 Apr 2016 (6 days)

Five Brixham artists are exhibiting at Artizan Gallery ,Lucius Street, Torquay,TQ2 5UW. Ruth Bowyer - paintings of landscapes , still life , human and animal portraits . Monica Gamble - paintings of t...

Artizan Gallery Torquay - Opening Exhibition . / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-05-09T00:00:00Z">Fri 09</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2014-05-31T00:00:00Z">Sat 31 May 2014</span> <span>(3 weeks)</span>Artizan Gallery Torquay - Opening Exhibition . / Fri 09 to Sat 31 May 2014 (3 weeks)

Opening Exhibition at Artizan Gallery, 7 Lucius Street, Torquay. Artists taking part are :- Gilly Pitman, Elisabeth Hadley, Mei Lim, David Webb, Amy McCarthy, Kim Freeman, Peter Stride and me.

Torbay Action for Art / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-02-03T00:00:00Z">Mon 03</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2014-02-28T00:00:00Z">Fri 28 Feb 2014</span> <span>(4 weeks)</span>Torbay Action for Art / Mon 03 to Fri 28 Feb 2014 (4 weeks)

The Ledge, Brixham Library - Exhibition / Sat 1st to Fri 28th Feb 2014 (4 weeks) Five Torbay Action for Arts-TAA artists are exhibiting in Brixham Library for the month of February....Vera Stride..Kim Freeman...Tracy Sa...

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Interview by Jon Atkins for Riviera.fmInterview by Jon Atkins for Riviera.fm

Jon Atkins interviewing Vera Stride for his Monday evening show on radio Riviera.fm Broadcast on 24 May 7-8pm

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