Verity’s work can be viewed in the Vulgar Earth exhibition 1st July – 13thAugust 2017

Verity is interested in responding to themes linked to people’s lives in order to create contemplative ceramic artworks. She creates slab built ceramic forms and uses clay as a medium for drawing and printing.

Biography

Verity Howard is a ceramic artist from Hereford. She graduated from Manchester School of Art in 2015 with a B.A (Hons) First Class Degree in Three Dimensional Design.

In November 2015, she took part in an international ceramic residency, Project Network, at Guldagergaard (International Ceramic Research Centre, Denmark).

Following her graduation she has exhibited nationally, at New Designers, London, The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester, The Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Manchester (Solo Exhibition) and Made North, Sheffield. She has also exhibited internationally at The Apple House Gallery, Denmark.

Verity was also recently selected to be part of the Crafts Council’s development programme; Hothouse 2017. Hothouse brings together 35 maker businesses across a variety of disciplines for a six-month programme delivered in partnership with institutions across the UK.

Verity has most recently exhibited at Aardvark Books in Brampton Bryan. This was a group ceramics exhibition entitled ‘Fire and Earth’ which showcased the current diversity of ceramics being made in Herefordshire and the Marches.

Artist Statement

Verity is interested in responding to themes linked to people’s lives and places in order to create contemplative ceramic artworks. She makes slab built forms using clay as a medium for drawing and monoprinting.

‘A Ley Landscape’ was made in response to Victorian photographs taken by Alfred Watkins of rural Herefordshire. Watkins’s photographs document his research into Ley Lines, with his images often depicting ancient pathways, hills and mounds. Verity was drawn to his images for their mysterious, looming, dark, sinister and foreboding qualities. In this body of work Verity has created ceramic forms depicting themes from Watkins’s landscapes which capture the qualities that she was drawn to in his photographs. In order to reflect the atmosphere of Watkins’s images Verity has monoprinted a variety of grey slips and minimal line drawings on to the surface of the works. This conveys a stillness of mood.