About Jeremy Neil Spalding

I make models of buildings in clay.

They are are all hand made and hand decorated. No moulds or sprays are used. The most complex, Blakesley Hall, is made out of 58 separate pieces of clay.

Ceramic model of Blakeskey Hall

Blakesley Hall

None of them are exact replicas. They represent my interpretation: I may omit details or accentuate certain features. Many of the buildings still exist, but perhaps not fulfilling their original function. Some have long disappeared, but from research into old plans and photographs I have been able to recreate them.

They are mainly buildings with a function such as mills, barns, pumping stations, stables, engine houses and dovecotes. They reflect my interest in the history and architecture of the industrial and agricultural buildings which are part of our heritage and are becoming few and far between. There are also other buildings which have taken my fancy and these range from a small chateau to mediaeval merchants houses.

Mostly these buildings are raku fired, but to give variety and interest, some are fired as stoneware, whilst others are traditionally lustred earthen-ware.

The height of the models range from the tallest; (Warehouse, Gloucester Docks) at 28cm to 8 cm for the Kitchen.
Most fall into the range of 16 to 23cm and have a small footprint so that they take up as little display space as possible.

To the right is a list of forthcoming venues where my work can be seen. Click on the image below to view a slideshow of photographs by Anthony Halls of my display at The Malvern Spring Show.

display at the Malvern Spring Show

 

Venues for 2019.

(f) = free entry
(c)= admission charged

My work is available in the  TIM HAWKINS GALLERY in CHURCH STREET, HEREFORD which is just a very few minutes walk from the Cathedral.


Venues for 2019

9 - 12 MAY  MALVERN SPRING FESTIVAL   ( WYE HALL)  AT THE THREE COUNTIES SHOWGROUND MALVERN
          09.00 to 18.00 daily (c) *

14 JUNE - 4 AUGUST  SALE OF WORK IN THE VISITOR CENTRE OF THE WALLED GARDEN AT CROOME COURT (c)
15 JUNE  MEET THE ARTIST DAY  
          11.00 - 17.00 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays
           Croome Court is a National Trust Property in Croom D'Abitot, Worcestershire (WR8 9DW).
           The Walled Garden is a private garden within the National Trust estate.


27 JULY- 3 AUGUST  THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL GLOUCESTER (MARQUEE ON THE LAWN IN FRONT OF THE CATHEDRAL)
          10.00 to 19.30 daily (f) *

24 AUGUST - 26 AUGUST  TICKNALL ANNUAL  ART EXHIBITION IN THE DAME ELIZABETH HARPUR SCHOOL, TICKNALL, DERBYSHIRE (tbc)
           This exhibition is claimed to be the biggest selling exhibition of art work outside of London!  (f)

28 SEPTEMBER - 29 SEPTEMBER  MALVERN AUTUMN SHOW (WYE HALL) AT THE THREE COUNTIES SHOWGROUND MALVERN
           09.00 to 18.00 daily (c) *

30 NOVEMBER - 21 DECEMBER (tbc)  CHRISTMAS IN LEDBURY WITH THE HEREFORDSHIRE GUILD OF CRAFTSMEN
           10.00 - 16.30 daily (f) *  There is a long flight of steps to the entance of Ledbury Mxarket House  



* means exhibiting with the Guild of Herefordshire Craftsmen
(c) means there is a charge for entry to the showground
(f) means free entry to the exhibition