Welcome to Marie Prett's Singing Soul Gallery Cranbrook
Singing Soul is the new gallery and workplace of Marie Prett, ceramic artist, specialising in figurative sculptures: cats, dogs, zebras, showgirls as well as paintings. I have been interested in art and ceramics since I was a child and the theme of animals and figures and the importance of colour originated very early on. My influences include Chagall for his bold colours and original story telling and Klimt for his beautiful use of colour and pattern. Sketching and painting alongside my sculpting, it is my constant aim to create an infusion of colour, energy and movement, humour and curiosity in each piece. Behind each smiling face or humorous pose is a person with a story.
On this website, you can find out more about me, my work, gallery and forthcoming events where my work is being displayed.
The gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday 9:30am to 4:00pm
The Shop page is now open with greetings cards for sale. Sorry its taken a while to get things on the website I have been so busy with work. All being well more work will be added for sale in the forthcoming months. If there is nothing for sale that you like on the website then I will be at:
Art in Clay Hatfield House: 18/08/17 - 20/08/17
Art in Clay Farnham: 18 & 19/11/17
Learn about the Singing Soul Gallery Cranbrook Kent and Marie Prett. The history and facts about Cranbrook's finest gallery and how its success has seen it through the recessions
Next available course:
Handbuilding Animals & People in clay
Date: Mon 5th Sep - Fri 9th Sep 2016
Price:£395 | Places available :0/6
Visit our online shop to purchase items available to send through the post or by courier. Other delivery options may be available. This is a new section owing to popular demand.
New in the Gallery
Elaine Peto graduated from Exeter College of Art & Design in 1985, where she studied animals via livestock markets and the abattoir, using the media of photography and drawing to record the structure of the carcass. In 1986, she set up a studio and continued the study of agricultural animals. Each animal is individually made by the process of slab building in clay, i.e. rolling out a sheet of clay and forming the body, then gradually adding slab by slab to form the whole animal. The details are then remodeled until the animal is complete. It is then biscuit fired, glazed and refired to stoneware. Elaine wishes to develop other animals such as African animals and to incorporate other materials such as metals with ceramics
Marie's interest in the human and animal form has been there from her earliest memories of drawing and painting. It has lasted through six years of art education where every design project was given a figurative twist however 'functional' the intention.
Art in Clay Hatfield House
Art in Clay Hatfield House
More dates for next year
Dates for next year are yet to be confirmed.
This part of the website will be updated when the confirmations have been made.