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ABOUT


Dennis was born in Liverpool in 1949, attending St Helens School of Art and the Polytechnic Wolverhampton gaining a Diploma in Art & Design, Ceramics in 1971.


Dennis has lectured at St Helens school of Art, Blackburn School of Art, Harrogate College of Arts and Technology and the University of Wolverhampton. He has been a guest lecturer/demonstrator for colleges and ceramics groups across the UK.


STUDIOS AND MAKING METHODS


Dennis set up studios in Lancashire and West Yorkshire before moving to Shropshire in 1991to take up a lecturing post at the University of Wolverhampton.


His early work was very much influenced by the industrial urban landscapes of East Lancashire and West Yokshire; producing one-off pieces fired to 1260 centigrade alongside raku fired pieces. His current work is more landscape influenced and fired to 1120 C, using a blended black and terracotta body overpainted with engobes and lightly brushed with transparent glaze.


More recently Dennis has been producing paintings in oil and acrylic alongside his ceramics.


RECENT WORK



Recent works have been influenced by the coastal landscapes around the UK.


Information is gathered working plein air before being developed further in the studio in two and three dimensions. Working in this way allows an interaction of ideas between the different media.

2019


May - June                           twenty - twenty gallery, Quality Square, Ludlow


June - July                            Valentines Clays Gallery, Fenton. Stoke on Trent


September/December     Contemporary Ceramics Centre, Gt Russell Street,     

                                               London. WC1B 3BF

2020

February 20      Special open evening event at JohnsonDesign Partnership, architects,

                             Bridgnorth. Shropshire


March 7              'Landscapes Real and Imagined', twenty-twenty gallery, Quality Sq,

                              Ludlow


March                  article in 'Shropshire Magazine'


June                      Work available on-line at www.cambridgeceramics.com;      

                               info@twenty-twenty.co.uk


Special Projects 2021/22

                                working on a special exhibition project in collaboration with Angela 

                               Verdon. 'Unopposing Opposites' a joint exhibition including special 

                               collaborative works will open late 2021/22 venues to be announced.


EXHIBITIONS

2019/20

Dennis Farrell, Bolventure, Heighways Lane, All Stretton. SY6 6HN

Tel: 07811678176

farrell63@btinternet.com / dennis@dennisfarrell.co.uk


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