Kathy Priddis

Kathy Priddis

I work in water colour, pastel and oils. In commissioned oil portraits, I am literal and figurative, and attempt to portray character and personality; in landscapes I aim to convey the place and the mood of the weather

Pottery – my clay body is a combination of South Shropshire clays. My pots reveal the story of the earth; for my unique glaze effects I source dug local clays mixed with natural minerals and oxides. My functional ware is designed to be used and is accessibly priced. I also make one-off decorative pieces and sculpted heads. I work onsite at the Bishop’s Palace.

Teaching – 3 art classes per year, each of 10 weeks: water colour painting, pastel painting and drawing skills. A varied programme incorporates Still Life, portrait from a model and landscapes – both outside and in.

2009 saw my first novel published, Night Fires, a story of religious and ethnic conflict in Middle Belt Nigeria, the story of the ill-fated love between a white Englishman and a bush village girl.

2013 sees the publication of my second novel, The Necklace, a story of wounded memory set in East Germany of the 1930’s, Israel and England.

Previous publications include Fragments of War, Hope and Peace, and The Hidden Passion, both in colour, and a book of short stories, Angels in a Terracotta Landscape, available from the author.