Nathan Ford             Patricia Shone
New Paintings           New Ceramics

25 February to 25 March

Opening on Saturday- Patricia and Nathan will be in the gallery between 1 and 4 p.m.
Patricia’s work is now on our website – please click on the image below.


S21.Forest Flask (Left) wood fired stoneware, crank clay, ht 29cm x 15x13cm. £340 Sold
. S22. Forest Flask (Centre) wood fired stoneware, dark iron clay, ht 27cm x 16x14cm. £320 Sold
and S23. Forest Flask (Right) wood fired stoneware, fireclay, ht 24cm x 14x12cm. Sold


Patricia Shone was born in Scotland but grew up in South Devon where she first made pots at school. After studying ceramics in London, a love of cooking led her into work as a chef both there and in Italy. Eventually, this took her to Skye where she returned to potting and where she has remained for over twenty years.

Patricia makes mostly functional forms, boxes, bowls, jars, rather than direct representation of the landscape. The natural textures produced by clay reflect the formation and erosion in the geology of the land. ‘The techniques I use to make my pots encourage the development of these textures on the surface of a controlled and formal vessel’ Patricia says of her work.  ‘It has taken many years for me to begin to understand this path in my work, and that our scars from living can be seen mirrored in the scars on the land.’


The Dump 2023, Oil on Birch Panel 120 x 180 cm. £12,000


Born in London, 1976, Nathan Ford lives and works in Wales.  Nathan graduated from The Byam Shaw School of Art in 2000 and has since been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Bath, London, and internationally. His work has been included in the BP Portrait Awards, winning the Visitors Choice Prize in 2011.  Ford grew up in London, and references to London’s landscape and architecture can be seen in his paintings, especially references to West Norwood and Crystal Palace where he spent his childhood. Ford moved to a village in rural Wales in 2002. His family, especially his children Joachim and Reuben, feature heavily in his work, whether in the form of atmospheric, detailed portraits within sparse backgrounds, or within cityscapes. Ford’s work is a practice of sensitively considering and economising line, each brush stroke or pencil mark charged with emotion, memory.

To read the 2023 catalogue essay on Nathan’s work, please see the ‘writing’ tab at the top of the web page (click on the image above).
You will also find a 12 minute film by Emmy Award-winning cameraman Michael Pitts via the ‘Film’ tab.
A catalogue is available to purchase from the gallery.

Refreshments will be available on Saturday, and for Rugby fans, there will be regular updates (and coverage) on the big game (Ireland v Italy). 😎🏉



Nathan Ford in his studio.

Please click on the images above to see more work.

Contact the gallery for further information.

Hope to see you on Saturday !

Thank you for reading,