Inspired by a variety of sources including my children and the Scottish landscape my work is constantly evolving. My ceramic art work varies from functional, but tends to lean towards sculptural‚ as well as making commemorative bowls, and platters to commission (commemorative items are personalised which makes an ideal gift for weddings, namings, anniversaries house warmings or any other special occasion). I also specializes in custom handmade and handpainted tiles. I am happiest expressing myself and my ideas through clay, resulting in a wide range of ceramics. I most enjoy hand building in earthenware using texture‚ engobes and luster’s to create richly colored‚ decorative and tactile pieces. But, recently I have rediscovered my love of painting, which I am exploring with great relish! I have always flirted with all aspects of artistic creation, but tend to find that I come back to clay quite regularily. When working on commissions, I start with sketches and colour swatches to get the ideas solidified for your handmade and hand painted pieces. I offer a bespoke service and work closely with clients and hard at making the commissions unique and most importantly exactly the way the clients want it. I also teach pottery workshops in handbuilding techniques & decoration from my studio gallery Platform 22, schools and art groups/centres around Aberdeenshire, catering for beginners to intermediate level and for parties, groups and one to one tuition. I am also looking into getting involved with some community based projects too. For any other information about my work, classes and gallery please don't hesitate to get in touch, I'll be very happy to help you.
Biography: Emma Pattullo (nee Croker Poole) - ceramicist, illustrator and pottery tutor. London born, I have always loved working with clay since the age of 5, when I joined pottery morning workshops at Chelsea Pottery. I studied at Wimbledon School of Art (1999) for my foundation year, and got a Bachelor of Arts Degree in ceramics at Bristol / University of the West of England (1990 - 93) before moving to Aberdeenshire, where I now live and work from my studio gallery Platform 22 in Torphins. Situated in the beautiful surroundings of Scotland's Royal Deeside, my studio gallery is a small family run studio gallery, exhibiting my ceramics and paintings as well as a selection of works by local artists. This year I hope to be exhibiting with Aberdeen Artists at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forumn, The Milton, Artaboyne, Larks Gallery, The Carby Gallery, The Pennan Gallery, Aboyne Festival, Scottish Potters Association, North East Open Studios, the Gallery Heinzel as well as, of course Platform 22. Generally try to expose my work a little more! EMPLOYMENT Cranborne Chase School: Assistant Art Teacher 1989 - 1990 Croker Poole Ceramics: Self employed ceramicist/potter 1994 - 1997 Ware on Earth, Aberdeen: Shop Designer Nov 1994 Wolf’s Hearth, Aberdeenshire: Pottery Tutor 1996 - 1996 Wolf’s Hearth: Art & Craft Party Assistant 1997 - 1999 Banchory Academy, Kincardineshire: Pottery Tutor Nov 1997 Aboyne Community Centre: Pottery Tutor Jan 1998 Wolf’s Hearth: Arts & Crafts/Hostel Manageress: 1999 - 2001 Special Needs Carer: Torphins, Aberdeenshire. 1997 - 2003 Humanist Cards: Card Designer and Illustrator 2004 - Pottery Tutor: Woodend Barn Arts Centre, Aberdeenshire 2006 Pottery Tutor: Third Stage, Deeside OAPs, Aberdeenshire 2006 EXHIBITIONS Chelsea Town Hall - Exhibition 1980 Performance Art Exhibition - Cranborne Chase 1989 Wimbledon School of Art - End of year show 1990 Battersea Art Exhibition – Competition and Exhibition 1991 Victoria & Albert Museum - Exploding the Pot 1992 Avon Craft Guild, Bristol - Exhibition 1992 University of the West of England - Degree Show 1993 Cholchis Gallery, Bristol - Exhibition 1993 Foyles Art Gallery, London - Exhibition 1993 Monymust Art Trust – Summer Exhibition 1995 The Wolf’s Hearth, Torphins - Exhibition & Retail 1995 - 2001 Midmar Inn - Private Show 1996 Aboyne Women's Art Guild - Exhibition 1997 & 1998 Aberdeen Art Gallery - 71st. Aberdeen Artists Exhibit 2005 Monymusk Art Trust - Summer Exhibition 2005 Deeside Art Exhibition, Banchory - Exhibition 2005 Artaboyne, Victory Hall, Aboyne - Exhibition 2005 Ceramic Review, Gallery feature in Sept/Oct issue 2005 North East Open Studio ‘05 - Platform 22, Torphins 2005 Platform 22 - Exibits and Exhibitions 2005 - Milton Art Gallery, Banchory - Exhibition 2005 - Scottish Potters Association - written Article 2005 Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum Spring Exhibition 2006 Aberdeen Art Gallery - 72nd. Aberdeen Artists Exhibit 2006 Aboyne Art Festival - Exhibition & Pottery Tuition 2006 The Pennan Gallery, Aberdeenshire - Summer Exhibition 2006 North East Open Studios '06: Platform 22, Torphins 2006 The Carby Art Gallery - Scottish Potters Exhibition 2006 Milton Art Gallery, Banchory - Christmas Exhibition 2006 RETAIL Aberdeenshire Crafters – Craft & Trade Fairs 1994 - 1996 Haddo House - Christmas fair 1994 Body Sense - Retail 1994 - 1995 Echt Garage & Shop, Aberdeenshire - Retail 1995 Brita Morse Trade Fair Stands, London - Retail 1995 Clattering Brig Caf? & Shop, Fettercairn - Retail 1995 The Cappercailie, Braemar - Retail 1995 – 1996 Dalgettie Castle - Christmas Fair 1995 & 1996 Woodend Barn - Christmas Exhibition 1995 & 1996 Haddo House - Christmas Fair 1995 & 1996 Duff House - Retail 1996 National Trust for Scotland - Retail 1996 Aboyne Highland Games - Craft Tent Stall 1997 Wee Boorachie - Retail 2002 - Touched by Scotland, Oyne – Retail 2005 Woodend Barn - Christmas Craft Fair 2006 PUBLIC OUTREACH Bothy Ceramics, Perth: Pottery Demonstrator. 1995 & 1996 Midmar Womens Rural Institute – Demonsration 1995 & 1996 Millbank Womens Rural Institute – Demonsration 1995 Tutor - Hazelhead Academy, Aberdeen May 2006 Ha’Berry Playgroup, Aberdeenshire - Demos & tuition 2003 & 2004 Torphins Primary School - Nursery Group pottery session 2005
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