Collection: Michelle Freemantle

ARTSPACE, GALLERY ONE, | 15/10/2011 : 13/11/2011

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Michelle Freemantle, who is based in Wetwang, creates a range of stoneware pottery that is designed to be used.

Michelle has travelled extensively to pursue the development of her craft. She has studied in France, Finland and Japan, absorbing the cultural differences and attitudes to studio ceramics.

Those differences were most pronounced during her visit to Tokoname, Japan in 2000:
“Sitting with my host family in Japan, there in front of me was the evening meal. It consisted of about eight to ten bowls, dishes and plates each varying in colour, size, texture and form. Each one complimented the food it contained. Conscious thought had gone into the placing of foods and the choice of ceramics used. I liked the idea that I wasn’t simply eating to sustain my body, I was feeding my eyes and my mind at the same time.”

Michelle became more concerned with the balance between function, design and content. She strived to embody her work with meaning:
“Eating and drinking for me are social times – spending time with people you care for.”

Much of her work incorporates text in the decoration – derived from poetry – in an attempt to engage the user in the activity of eating and to make them aware of the objects in use and to consider their function.

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