Hilary Coole

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Hilary Coole

BA (Hons) First Class Degree in Ceramics and Jewellery - Carmarthen School of Art.

Artist Statement

Hilary is a contemporary ceramic artist producing vessels and functional ware using the process of hand built, slip decorated stoneware slabs. A lifelong career as a graphic designer, coupled with an interest in surface pattern design have influenced Hilary’s current body of work. The thematic focus of the work is specifically inspired by her mother’s clothing that featured vibrant 1950s patterns which are captured in her work from both her memories of her mother and old family photographs. Hilary’s starting point was researching ideas about belonging, home and a sense of place. This reflective thinking flowed into investigating the form and pattern of her mother’s garments translated into clay. She uses slips, paper resist and sgraffito onto the clay then constructs vessels from these highly decorated slabs. Her intention is to evoke the fun, emotion and utopian aims of the 1950s in contrast to post war austerity. The work Hilary produces is a colourful, sculptural and contemporary interpretation of an influential era in her life.

 

   Making Processes, Materials and Techniques
Hilary uses the technique of hand built slabs of stoneware clay. The surface decoration is applied on green ware using slips, paper resist, slip trailing and sgraffito onto the clay. Hilary then constructs her vessels and domestic ware from these highly decorated slabs. They are bisq fired to 1000º, have a transparent glaze applied then high fired to 1220º.

Hilary was awarded Student of the Year at her degree show.

 


 

 



Status: For sale. Title: 1.Spotty collar vessel - green Price: £349.00
Title : 1.Spotty collar vessel - green
Size : 14.50" x 11.00"
Medium : Ceramic
Price : £349.00
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1.Spotty collar vessel - green by Hilary Coole



Status: For sale. Title: 2.Pleat scallop vessel - curvy leaf blue/mustard Price: £295.00
Title : 2.Pleat scallop vessel - curvy leaf blue/mustard
Size : 12.00" x 10.00"
Medium : Ceramic
Price : £295.00
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2.Pleat scallop vessel - curvy leaf blue/mustard by Hilary Coole



Status: For sale. Title: 3.Spotty daisy pointy collar vessel Price: £295.00
Title : 3.Spotty daisy pointy collar vessel
Size : 14.00" x 14.00"
Medium : Ceramic
Price : £295.00
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3.Spotty daisy pointy collar vessel by Hilary Coole



Status: For sale. Title: 4.The Bees Knees - sunflower vessel navy Price: £245.00
Title : 4.The Bees Knees - sunflower vessel navy
Size : 15.00" x 5.00"
Medium : Ceramic
Price : £245.00
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4.The Bees Knees - sunflower vessel navy by Hilary Coole



Status: For sale. Title: 5.Spotty daisy jug - green Price: £235.00
Title : 5.Spotty daisy jug - green
Size : 13.00" x 5.00"
Medium : Ceramic
Price : £235.00
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5.Spotty daisy jug - green by Hilary Coole



Status: For sale. Title: 6.The Bees Knees-sunflower vessel med. navy Price: £95.00
Title : 6.The Bees Knees-sunflower vessel med. navy
Size : 7.50" x 4.50"
Medium : Ceramic
Price : £95.00
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6.The Bees Knees-sunflower vessel med. navy by Hilary Coole



Status: For sale. Title: 7.The Bees Knees-sunflower vessel small Price: £65.00
Title : 7.The Bees Knees-sunflower vessel small
Size : 4.00" x 4.50"
Medium : Ceramic
Price : £65.00
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7.The Bees Knees-sunflower vessel small by Hilary Coole



Status: For sale. Title: 8.Leaf bowl - green Price: £135.00
Title : 8.Leaf bowl - green
Size : 3.00" x 10.50"
Medium : Ceramic
Price : £135.00
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8.Leaf bowl - green by Hilary Coole



Status: For sale. Title: 9.Leaf jug - tall navy Price: £89.00
Title : 9.Leaf jug - tall navy
Size : 7.50" x 6.50"
Medium : Ceramic
Price : £89.00
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9.Leaf jug - tall navy by Hilary Coole



Status: For sale. Title: 10. Daisy button vase - orange& black Price: Sold
Title : 10. Daisy button vase - orange& black
Size : 6.50" x 6.50"
Medium : Ceramic
Price : Sold
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10. Daisy button vase - orange& black by Hilary Coole



Status: For sale. Title: 11.Spotty button jug - blue Price: £49.00
Title : 11.Spotty button jug - blue
Size : 5.00" x 6.50"
Medium : Ceramic
Price : £49.00
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11.Spotty button jug - blue by Hilary Coole



Status: For sale. Title: 12.Leaf button bowl - large navy Price: Sold
Title : 12.Leaf button bowl - large navy
Size : 5.00" x 6.50"
Medium : Ceramic
Price : Sold
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12.Leaf button bowl - large navy by Hilary Coole



Contact

  • Contemporary: Amanda Noott
    10 The Green, Broadway, Worcestershire WR12 7AA
    Telephone 01386 858969/858436
    Email: bm@john-noott.com

 

  • 19th & 20th Century: John Noott
    Telephone 01386 852787
    Email jon@john-noott.com By appointment only
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