Raw Art Work is a joint partnership between Sara Fairfax and Jo Dove,
working with the medium of clay. We work with the medium of clay in
collaborating with others that best suits their aims and objectives
and their budgets. We produce high quality indoor and outdoor handmade
mosaics in an educational and public art context as well as holding
workshops for adults and children wishing to explore their creative
and expressive potential through clay.
Jo is an experienced
ceramicist with over 25 years of experience of working with clay and
glaze work. She produces delicate and functional ceramic pottery in
stoneware, porcelain and earthenware and has lectured and taught ceramics
to a wide group of learners in a variety of educational contexts. Her
knowledge of ceramics and glaze work ensures the high standard of production
of our artworks.
Sara is also an experienced
artist and teacher of 25 years+ and more recently as a therapist, who
brings her wide experience of working in the visual arts, educational
and therapeutic settings into the collaborative experience of working
with Jo and clay in a wide variety of context. Principally a painter
Sara brings a rich supply of imaginative visual ideas and techniques
that compliment Jo's language of clay.
We enjoy the way our
separate disciplines interact with each other and our joint pursuit
towards making beautiful work.
What we do:
Raw Artworks aims to include others in the experience of clay by holding
workshops where participants maybe make tiles that are relevant to a
theme or place where the final artwork will go, that meets the aims
of a commission brief or participants maybe engaging in a workshop experience
that encourages self exploration or group collaboration as well as individually
learning a new skill.
Why we do
We hold a personal philosophy and commitment to working with others
in clay as a desire to continue the tradition and history of making
handmade clay tiles and artworks in the UK as a response to the demise
of clay being taught in primary or secondary schools. Individual craftsmanship
brings a deep sense of satisfaction for those who take part, where participants
can experience the transformative nature of working with a raw material
through to the durable high quality final artwork. In an age of mass
production this puts participants directly back in contact with their
own creative potential as well as bringing their own aesthetic awareness
to bear on their local environment. There is a collective joy we feel
our participants experience in working alongside us in the making of
artworks that stands the test of time.
What to do
if you are interested in working with us:
If you are interested in our work or would like to discuss an idea of
your own that you think could be met by working in clay please get in
touch and we would be more than happy to help work alongside you to
help realise your ideas.