Mitch Pilkington British

Works
  • Mitch Pilkington, Aspiration , 2020
    Mitch Pilkington
    Aspiration , 2020
    white stoneware
    h. 52 cm x w. 26 cm
    £ 985.00
  • Mitch Pilkington, Gravitas, 2020
    Mitch Pilkington
    Gravitas, 2020
    grey stoneware
    h. 56 cm x w. 36 cm
    £ 1,650.00
  • Mitch Pilkington, Grounded, 2020
    Mitch Pilkington
    Grounded, 2020
    grey stoneware
    h. 26 cm x w. 41 cm
    £ 1,870.00
  • Mitch Pilkington, Serenity , 2020
    Mitch Pilkington
    Serenity , 2020
    white stoneware
    h. 52 cm x w. 25 cm
    £ 1,095.00
  • Mitch Pilkington, Tranquility, 2020
    Mitch Pilkington
    Tranquility, 2020
    white stoneware
    h. 19 cm x w. 26 cm
    £ 655.00
Overview

Born in Kent, Mitch Pilkington studied Ceramic Design at Falmouth School of Art during the early 1990s and now lives in North Devon working from her home studio. Mitch's work has evolved over the years and in Mitch's own words, 'it is the process of hand-building which drives my passion for creating sculptural ceramics'. Drawn to the organic, natural forms of coastal forays and the worn, dry spirals of weathered conch shells, gathered on warm Caribbean beaches, Mitch's sculptures are hand-formed and intuitive in their construction. The rhythmic, meditative and mindful process of coiling and the many hours of scraping and sculpting means each piece is an emotional response to the clay and the day. This provides Mitch 'with a creative salve for dealing with life's challenges' and gives an underlying quality to her work which imbues each piece with a unique sense of calm, serenity and connection.

 

Mitch has exhibited widely throughout the UK and was featured in Emerging Potters magazine in 2019, as well as in Ceramic Review's 'One to Watch' in 2019. 

Biography

Drawn to the organic, natural forms of coastal forays and the worn, dry spirals of weathered conch shells, gathered on warm Caribbean beaches, Mitch communicates the sculptural qualities of these influences.

 

Her ceramics are instinctively hand-formed in an emotionally, intuitive and mindful process, providing her with the emotional salve to life's challenges. Each piece is an emotional response to the clay. Within her work Mitch tries to create a haptic aesthetic that communicates a sense of calm, serenity and connection.

 

Notable:

Crafts Council – Selected for Hothouse Jan 2019
Winner of Rising Stars Award 2019, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham April 2019
Emerging Potters Magazine, issue 19 July-Sept 2019
One to Watch – Ceramic Review (issue 299) Sept/Oct 2019
Harpers Bazar, Jewellery shoot Nov 2020
Selected for Ceramic Art London 2020 (now rolled over) March 2020
Craft Potters Association – Selected Membership Jan 2021

Planned for 2021:

Devon Guild, Bovey Tracey March/May 2021
Celebrating Ceramics, Oxford July 2021
Art in Clay, Windsor Racecourse Aug 2021
Hothouse ‘Form Made From’, Oxo Tower, London TBC
Ceramic Art London TBC
Oxford Ceramics Fair Oct 2021
Art in Clay Farnham Nov 2021

2020:

Spring Exhibition, The Stratford Gallery, Stratford-Upon-Avon Jan-March 2020
Exhibition, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham March/July 2020
Flux Bristol 2020-
Solo Exhibition, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham March-July 2020
Summer Exhibition, Tonic Gallery, Salcombe June-Oct 2020
Harpers Bazar, Jewellery shoot Nov 2020
Winter Exhibition, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham Sept 2020-
Henry Saywell Art, London Sept-Dec 2020

2019:

Leeds Craft and Design Gallery Feb-Dec 2019
Rising Stars 2019 Exhibition, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham Mar-June 2019
Hepworth Wakefield Ceramics Fair, Wakefield May 2019
Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, Devon June 2019
Earth and Fire Ceramics Fair, Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Nottingham June 2019
New Designers, One Year In 2019, British Design Centre, London June 2019
Clay – A festival of Ceramics, Barnstaple, Devon June 2019
Tonic Art Gallery, Summer Exhibition July-Oct 2019
Celebrating Ceramics, Waterperry Gardens, Oxford July 2019
Art In Clay, Hatfield House August 2019
Oxford Ceramics Fair, Oxford October 2019
Magpie Contemporary Art Winter Exhibition Nov 2019
The Park Gallery, Cheltenham Nov 2019-2020
The Stratford Gallery Winter Exhibition Nov-Dec 2019

Exhibitions