Glazed Expression is a studio gallery, in the picturesque west cornish town of Helston. Situated perfectly in the center of bustling Meneage Street, with ample car parking close at hand. Glazed Expression is the perfect stop off for anyone wishing to acquire some of the most exquisite ceramics and fine art available in the area.
You will find the gallery space a comfortable and welcoming space to view the arts and crafts available, affording a very different atmosphere to most white space galleries. We aim to showcase art in a more homely environment, inviting customers to view the work on more familiar terms.
Ady Barker - ceramic artist
Tess Collett - mixed media ceramics
Jude Kellaway - mixed media cornish artist
Martin Southerton - wood turned cornish wood
Nikki Wallace - flowers using plastic bottles and a paint brush
Nick Knight - woodcraft
Nigel Edwards - ceramicist
Sian Dixon - watercolour and ink harbour artist
Jenny Evans - artist
Rachel Bray - hand built ceramic art
Natalie Gonthier - embroidered jewellery
During 'art open studios' customers will be also able to 'have a go' at decorating tiles and using wet clay to imprint their dogs feet, each of those will be left with us to fire in the kiln and can be collected or posted. We are offering a 10% discount on paw imprints and prints for the open studio.
Glazed Expression has a working ceramic studio. Ady Barker is resident artist creating beautiful thrown and hand built artifacts, that can be purchased from the gallery. He will also be providing regular classes that can be easily booked through the website or at the gallery in person (currently on pause due to the pandemic)
Scroll this page to see all gallery artists or click on the website link below.
Original Art by Jude Kellaway.
I am a self taught Cornish mixed media artist. All my inspiration comes from textures and colours right here in my beautiful Cornwall. I paint acrylic on canvases & locally sourced sustainable wood slices, needle felt and collage with 'finds' from the beaches here in Penwith. I love what I do so I hope you enjoy my work.
Prospidnick House Crowntown TR130AA
Home phone. 01326 562134
Martin Southerton Woodturning.
Since having to retire 4 years ago due to health problems I decided to try my hand at woodturning to replace my interest in classic cars.
I am enjoying working with sustainably sourced Cornish woods, as much as possible. My aim is to allow the wood to speak for itself, showing the honesty of nature.
Being partially sighted I challenge myself everyday to turn a piece of natural wood into something decorative, and useable this gives me great pleasure, I hope you enjoy my work.
Prospidnick house, Crowntown, Helston.TR130AA
Home phone: 01326 562134
( A Plastic Bottle and a Paint Brush)
I use single use plastic bottles and other waste materials as my canvas. Creating flowers with a mixture of household hand tools then hand painting them with acrylic paints ... the final process is acrylic varnish to fully weatherproof for lasting colour in your garden all year round.
Prospidnick House Crowntown TR130AA
The landscape contains a particular spirit that is shaped by those who interact with it. The same is true of the making process, with clay responding to the intent and knowledge of the makers hands. A harmony can be found, a meditative connection reached in both encounters.
My practice brings these experiences together to tell the story of a location in clay. By combining the techniques of throwing with the illustrative possibilities of slips and sgraffito, I create large scale earthenware vessels and sculpture to draw a viewer into my world, encouraging them to see the interactions of the countryside both from the perspective of the land and those who walk upon it.
Glazed Expression, 45 Meneage Street, Helston TR138RB
Tessa is co-owner at Glazed Expression and has changed careers from preschool educator and higher education lecturer to own and manage this ceramic studio and workshop with her partner Ady. Tessa is just beginning her journey with clay and with the expert help and guidance from Ady, is learning to create with this material in many interesting and varied ways. Tessa combines ceramics with other naturally found, local materials to create beautiful items.
Glazed Expression, 45 Meneage Street, Helston TR13 8RB
Trained in Europe in fine Embroidery and Silk Painting . Eco printing is a way of dying fabrics and paper without the use of chemicals. As a Textile Designer I incorporate different materials in to my creations.
Prospidnick House Crowntown TR130AA
Home phone. 01736366568
My work is a personal journey through the world of Pyrography and Woodcraft; I am self-taught originally started out creating for my own enjoyment using many different materials and methods new and old.
To create my work, I like to disconnect myself from all distractions from the outside world’s worries and issues. Forming a temple of creativity, enabling me to meld with the materials to hand. Sketching out features that compliment and work with the contours and discrepancies of the medium. I work with a cacophony of imagery that is presented to us on a constant stream of both literal and virtual process. I turn the experience into altered pictures with my mind’s eye, often-collaborating opposing ideas into the same picture. Images are often combined with touch, smell or other sensory perceptions, not readily perceived by our recognizable primary sense of sight. This leads to interesting and sometimes challenging imagery. Encouraging forward movement in both myself the artist and the viewer.
The gallery environment encourages the viewer to form a good relationship with the work, before deciding whether to commit it to their personal space. Other platforms for art acquisition seem shallow in comparison, creating a sense of fleeting excitement, with the possibility of creating a sense of disappointment to follow. This is not what I want for my work.
**Pyrography is a term “writing with fire” It is all about applying varying degrees of heat from a poker or specialised wire tipped pen that produce monochromatic, sepia-like hues in subtle values and tones. The process has been practised by a number of cultures including the Egyptians and different Tribes from around the world since the dawn of recorded history.
I was bought up on the rural coast of Devon during the time of great social economic and technical change; the 1950’s 60’s and 70’s. We have again reached a seminal moment in the history of man - the threat to the existence of marine life and habitat due to scientific and technical invention of plastics and pollutants.
My body of work entitled “Autobiographical Coast” considers the time and beauty of the environment where I was raised, using clay bodies and mimetic glazes to convey the raw energy and dynamism of the coast. I have employed various techniques and involved different genres, exploring functional forms through the language of sculpture, to the development of glazes to encourage and engage with thoughts of rural coastlines and marine life.
The result is a balance held between two forces, the power of the ocean and man’s relationship and impact on it through geometric and technical interventions.
Inspiration for "Cuerda Seca Sand and Sea" is taken from several influences: the works of Marianne de Trey and Bryan Newman, the progressive period of the 1960's and 70's; and the coastal regions of Devon and Cornwall.
My investigations have led me to a rewarding aesthetic which speaks of waves in motion through gestural application, reminiscent of abstract expressionism. These functional forms all have a post war sensibility about them, I acknowledge truth to material which imparts the geology and landscapes such as beach giving the sentiment of sea and sand.
An artist currently studying MA at Cardiff School of Art and Design and freelance artist based in South Wales. As well as holding a museum residency and being a freelance artist.
These works named 'The Harbour Series' created in watercolour and ink are inspired by the enchanting coastal towns, villages and harbours visited in and around Cornwall and Devon.
The light, colours and tones generated throughout the day from first light to late evening hold an irresistible magic that almost certainly wishes to be captured and preserved.
They are intended to become a focal point of happiness for the viewer whether they only have time to glance or time to stare.