Bryony Rich

 

Bryony grew up playing in her father's pottery Studio. Making pots became second nature at a very early age. After school she studied at Carmarthen CCTA Art College , specialising in fashion and textiles. This interest took her travelling to Sri Lanka and Thailand visiting ceramic and silk painting workshops.

On her return, she divided her working life between the pottery studio with her father and cooking in restaurants that specialised in international cuisine. Bryony has been doing this balancing act of having two careers for the last five years,however, she is now working full time in the studio and has taken over the gallery.

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Name: Bryony Jane Megan Rich

Date of birth: 14.06.1978

Address:
Narberth Pottery
2 Market st
Narberth
Pembrokeshire
Wales. SA67 7AX

E-mail: bryonyjrich@yahoo.co.uk

Occupation: Potter & Chef

1994-1996 Carmarthen & Llanelli CCTA College studying Art/fashion/textiles.

1997 Travelling around Thailand visiting silk painting workshops. Ceramics in
the north around the Chang Mai and Chang Rai area. Historical art's and
museum's. Ancient city's and Temples. Weaving, textile and art's in the
Local Hill Tribes.

1998-2008 Working part time alongside my father, in his gallery & workshop at Narberth Pottery.

1998-2004 Head chef & manager at Café Ole, Queens Hall, Narberth.

2004-2007 Seasonal Head chef & manager at Piston Castle restaurant.

2004-2012 Proprietor and Owner of Makara Guest house, Hikkaduwa,
Sri Lanka.

2009-2012 Manager of Gallery & Studio at Narberth Pottery.

Exhibitions:
Oct 2003 Union, Grantham.
April 2004 Water Front, Milfordhaven.
Nov 2007 Oriel Cric, Crickhowell.
Dec 2007 St.Davids Hall Cardiff.
Nov 26-Dec 31 2008 Nant-Y-Coy Arts.
Nov 22-Dec22 2008 Coombe Farm Gallery.
Nov- Dec Hartlepool Art Gallery.
Dec 2008 Coombe Farm Gallery.
Dec 2008 Nant-Y-Coy Arts
Nov 2009 - Jan 2010 Aberystwyth Arts Centre
May 2010 St.Davids Cathedral
Nov11- Jan 2012 Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Galleries I am currently supplying:
Water perry, Oxford
Galeri Bews-y-coed, Ffordd Caergybi.
Pyramind,Gallery, York.
Wave 7 Gallery, Port Isaac.
Fowey River, Cornwall
Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance
Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth.
St.Davids Hall, Cardiff.
Mid Cornwall Galleries.
Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea.
Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool.
The Cove Gallery, Weymouth
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Walford Mill Gallery, Dorset
Art Matters at the White Lion St Gallery, Tenby
Attic Gallery, Swansea
New Leaf Gallery Monmouth
Object d'art, Pembroke
Pembrokeshire Creations

Brief description of work: I am currently producing matt lustre Raku vases in two different sizes, and my more recent work is a combination of Terra sigillata and Raku using bismuth (gold) and copper glazes, on larger vessels with a twist. I do a range of Lapis blue and red Iron Stoneware bowls and vases.