In 2015, Mark Golder and Brian Thompson gifted more than 50 ceramics to Swindon Museum and Art Gallery in memory of their friend, Ron Sloman. He has works by both Particia and Mary-Jane so it worked really well for him to encourage them to talk about their work.
Here they are before starting the evening:
Mark had prepared a series of slides in chronological order, so the artists were able to talk about the development of their practice. Patricia started and talked about her obsession with heads, you might be able to see this group arranged around a tree in Hannah Peschar sculpture garden.A place which looks well worth visiting when it opens again next spring.
Mary-Jane took us on her personal journey of producing ceramics as a driving force in her life once she discovered it. The first piece she ever sold was to Mark Golder at The Black Swan Gallery in Frome, and you can see a poor photo of the bowl 'Blue Pool' below