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 about 8 cm. to 23 cm.

To the right is a list of forthcoming venues where my work can be seen.

 

 

Venues for 2020.

(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 2020
Sadly there will be no further live exhibitions this year.

Models  may be purchased online. Please read details of how to do this on the Purchasing Details section  of this website.

Online Exhibition!

Dame Catherine Art Exhibition
This year the exhibition is Online from Saturday 29th August until Friday 6th September. Follow this link to see the exhibits.

This interview was made in connection with the exhibition:



28 November - 19 December Herefordshire Guild of Craftsmen Christmas Show

cancelled


ORDERS ?  PLEASE RING ME ON  01527 894229





* 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