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.



Details of 2024  Shows


2 May – 16 June Showborough House Spring Sculpture Exhibition
A small display in the Garden Room
Open 10.30 – 16.00 Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sunday (& Bank Holiday Monday)
Closed Monday Tuesday and Wednesday
Off the Twyning to Pershore road at Hill End
GL20 6DN (free entrance – donations welcome)

9 -12 May Malvern Spring Festival, Three Counties Showground
Open 09.00 – 18.00 daily, in the Wye Hall
(entrance charge to showground) *

27 July to 3 August Three Choirs Festival in the Cathedral Close Worcester
Open 10.00 – 19.30 daily. Stewarded event. Free entrance*

25 – 27 October Batsford Arboretum Exhibition Room
Open 10.00 – 16.00 daily
Off A44 at Bourton-on-the-Hill, GL56 9AT
(entrance charge to arboretum applies)

November/December Guild Christmas Show. Details to follow

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

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