Judith Devons

About Judith

I am a printmaker, painter and ceramicist, exhibiting both locally and nationally. An important part of my practice is leading workshops for all ages and abilities, including people with physical and other challenges. I work with individuals and small groups in my north London studio, and hold larger workshops in schools, private homes and community venues. I also enjoy taking on bespoke commissions. During lockdown, I began my series of comforting hugging pots.

Email | jrdevons@gmail.com

Website | judithdevons.com

Tel | 07572 437 766


My Work

I explore and experiment in diverse media to create one-off works on a variety of themes. In ceramics, I am presently creating a series of 'hugging pots' - small humanised vessels that express potential withheld and nurtured alone in lockdown, waiting to be released and shared. Each pot is unique in form, colour and texture - from rough black stoneware clay to shiny crystalline green to pure white porcelain. I start each pot as a symmetrical wheel-thrown form, and then alter it by hand to create the unique and personal hugging pot.  In oils, my work ranges from spiritually inspired fantasy worlds to everyday realistic scenes - at present reflecting coronavirus limitations. My screen-prints are one-off and highly experimental - on themes of memories, dreams and shadows. They often combine photography, graphic forms and painterly mark-making - always encouraging personal interpretation.


Exhibitions

SOLO SHOWS

  • London:
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Gallery
  • Medical Research Council headquarters
  • local cafes and restaurants
  • Regional:
  • Trinity Arts Centre, Lincolnshire
  • The City Art Gallery, Leicester
  • Ferrers Gallery, Leicestershire

GROUP SHOWS

  • China:
  • International Science and Art Exhibition, Shanghai
  • London:
  • East Finchley Open Studios
  • Barbican Library
  • Highgate Gallery
  • Ply Gallery
  • Jewish Museum
  • Stephens House
  • Catto Gallery
  • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
  • Candid Art Gallery
  • Regional:
  • Sutton Gallery, Leicester
  • Wistow Gallery, Leicester
  • New Walk Museum, Leicester
  • Rugby Gallery, Warwickshire
  • The Brewhouse, Staffordshire
  • Rufford Craft Centre, Nottinghamshire
  • The Hub, Sleaford
  • Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham

ART FAIRS

  • Art in Action, Oxfordshire
  • Granchester Fair, Cambridge

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