Object of the Week

We adore this sensitively crafted ceramic sculptural form created in 1986 by Gray’s School of Art alumnus Jamie Cutts. See Jamie’s statement below to learn more about his inspiration:

My work at that time was all landscape driven. I was inspired by the ancient stone circles and standing stones scattered across the North-east countryside, the largest concentration of sites in Europe. I looked in wonder at the presence of these ancient structures still surviving in a modern landscape, surrounded by intense farming and modern ploughed fields. In creating ceramic pieces, I attempted to try to evoke a feeling of loss. Not only of the many ancient sites but also of the ancient landscape. In not reproducing actual stone circles or standing stones, and in their stead placing broken columns or stylised shapes I hoped to add a sense of mystery to the works. They could be from anytime or be anything.

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