Peter Bodenham, visual artist

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Tea Set

Monday, April 11th, 2016
Tea set being set out in an amazing building on Cardigan bridge it used to be a sail loft now owned by Fforest http://www.coldatnight.co.uk

Tea set being set out in an amazing building on Cardigan bridge it used to be a sail loft now owned by Fforest http://www.coldatnight.co.uk

Black & Red Teapots

Monday, April 11th, 2016
Stoneware medium sized teapots glazed on the inside the outside colour is the clay body. Copper lid top and fine hemp sail makers thread on the handle.

Stoneware medium sized teapots glazed on the inside the outside colour is the clay body. Copper lid top and fine hemp sail makers thread on the handle.

Kiln opening

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Along side the blue, black and white Earthenware I’ve been working on a stoneware range displaying more gestural marks. Here three breakfast plates and a small bowl

Along side the blue, black and white Earthenware I’ve been working on a stoneware range displaying more gestural marks. Here three breakfast plates and a small bowl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coffee Bowls

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

One of the objects I enjoy the most making is the simple Coffee bowl. These have evolved from the earthenware coffee bowls I make into the raw high fired bowls which are thinner and more pleasant to drink form.

 

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Long Platter

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

 

 

Its been great to open the workshop to the public this summer for the first time. People and customers have been very positive and feedback has great to here as I can respond relatively quickly to what people find interesting or useful.

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Black Teapot

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Just got some new work out of the kiln today. I’ve been trying to develop a raw fired stoneware range that will run alongside the earthenware. After lots of glaze tests I have a base glaze and method production to build upon. The next step is to bring a bit of colour into the cups, but I’m happy with the Black Teapots and use of mixed media.

 

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Workshop opening to the public

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Revving up to open my workshop to the public by Saturday 1st August. I’m madly trying to make some stock as I’ve been focused on extending the workshop, making a frontage and a new job in Bath Spa University 3 days a week. If you’re passing through St.Dogmaels this summer drop in to see me hard at work on the potters wheel.

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Studio Image

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

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Oriel Myrddin Gallery Camarthen – Seren Wen

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

 8 November – 31 December 2014

Craft In the Bay  – 08.11.2014 – 11.01.2015
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National Eisteddfod Special Exhibition

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

DCIM100GOPRODCIM100GOPROThe Special Exhibition at the 2014 National Eisteddfod, Carmarthenshire at the Millennium Coastal Park Llanelli featured artefacts from the Carmarthenshire Museum and creative responses to the collection by the artist potter Peter Bodenham and the Rev. Towyn Jones. The Special Exhibition is titled ‘Dan y Wyneb’, commissioned by the National Eisteddfod as part of Y Lle Celf and will ran from the 1st of August until 9th of August.

The Minister and author Towyn Jones, a highly respected local historian, featured in a specially commissioned film talked about the evocative and powerful nature of artefacts. Towyn discussed objects from the Carmarthenshire Museum collection and also a hammer from the Dyfed Powys Police museum which was used as a murder weapon.

Peter Bodenham’s involvement with the project has been to select make objects and curate work in response to artefacts from the Carmarthenshire County Museum. He collaborated with fellow craftspeople from Carmarthenshire to make objects for the exhibition such as a commemorative tin plate cup, medals and ceramic sculptures. Peter and Towyn suggest that all objects gather around them, personal stories or social, cultural narratives and phenomena. The provenance linked with an artefact is often an important issue, as very humble objects can possess extraordinary status once linked with important or enigmatic individuals or events, such as the Rebecca Riot Conch shell used to call the rioters or Hannah Lightfoot’s delicate shoe. The project questioned ideas such as ‘what is a culturally meaningful artefact? What is the function and value of the museum artefacts?

The aim of the exhibition was to create conversations and connections between, artefacts, stories, people and social phenomena linked with West Wales both past and present.