News: Exhibition: Meditations by Ashley Howard

From the 5th April until 18th May 2018

Guildford Cathedral are delighted to be hosting an exhibition by the renowned ceramic artist, Ashley Howard, based at the University of the Creative Arts in Farnham, entitled Mediations (a project funded by an Arts Council Grant).  Rather than competing with the scale of the cathedral, Howard has created a series of sealed urns and one vessels, decorated with flashes of colour. He invites us to meditate on our hopes and memories as we pause and pay attention to the beauty of small things. In his own words, theses stations of Meditations is about ‘exploring space within space and the experience of specific spaces - and the resulting spiritual contemplation- something that is both intimate and immense.’  Further information is available from Canon Julie (who contributed an essays to the catalogue) or at www.ashleyhoward.co.uk

Meditations is about exploring spaces within space, the experience of specific spaces and the resulting spiritual contemplation – something that is both intimate and immense – which may arise. As a potter who uses the wheel I pull up a skin of clay in order to envelop a space. The pot needs this space to exist even if – as with some of the pieces in this exhibition – the space is completely enclosed. I like the idea that the space is still there.

Ashley Howard


Added Wednesday 28th March 2018