Clay, nature and us

An exhibition of sculptural ceramics by Grant Sonnex

Until Sunday 3rd December 10am – 4pm (closed Wed, Thurs) 

4 Church Street, Nailsworth GL6 0BP UK and online.  

Personal virtual viewings of the exhibition are available by appointment

Grant’s ceramics are the latest work to emerge from a life of nature-inspired creativity that has ranged from radio and TV at the BBC Natural History Unit to landscape painting, designing and making fine furniture, and now ceramics. The quiet and restful hand-built forms exploring our relationship with nature and with each other have been admired for both their visual beauty and their emotional resonance.  

The exhibition includes a collection of Giving Bowls, the proceeds of which will be shared with the local Stroud District Foodbank. There is also an opportunity to see the major outdoor work, Ecos, which stands like a giant clay tablet telling the 5000 year story of our changing relationship with nature, before it moves to join the permanent collection at Nature in Art Museum and Gallery near Gloucester.

The ceramics sit amongst wall-mounted cabinets from the Land, Sea and Light collection, funded by Arts Council of Wales and created during Grant’s years working as a furniture maker on the coast of the St Davids Peninsula. 

The overall experience is of half-found, half-made objects in a calm landscape of water and light. A chance to stop, reflect and reconnect.

You can also read an interview with Grant about the exhibition and his creative life, and book a personal virtual viewing of the exhibition at a time that suits you.