'Softly, softly- Part 1' : CGS Members curated by Angela Jarman

The CGS invited artist Angela Jarman to curate this show, an exhibition of CGS Members that work using Kilnwork.

Angela is a British Kilnwork Artist and more about her work can be found at http://www.angelajarman.com

24 artists were selected from a variety of entries.

This exhibition will be held in 2 parts. The 2nd part of 'Softly, softly' will follow this one and be launched shortly. The 2 part will highlight artists with a personal relevance to Angela and should also be a very interesting show.

This first part of the Softly, Softly exhibition was launched on 30th June 2013


Angela Jarman Statement of Work

Childhood influences permeate Angela Jarman’s work; influences such as nature trails and television programmes, garden ponds and the mini-ecosystems illuminated by the microscope in biology class. Her interest in Freud’s “uncanny” is also very evident as she explores “…ideas relating to feelings invoked in the viewer”…to…”create pieces which have a sense of beauty, but which also have a quality about them which makes them slightly strange and disturbing, a lurking sense of unease, something uncomfortably sinister.”

Using the lost wax casting technique, Angela creates sculpture in mainly colourless glass, including black, which she views as the ultimate absence of colour. Having established her vocabulary of form, she now incorporates metal elements into her sculptures, which highlight their petrified organicness.

The CGS would like to thank Angela very much for all her time and help in curating this show for us.