Approved: 16.08.2006

Hans Christian Ullrich

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
I like to make art for public and community spaces as well as for private sites. My themes are often based on natural figurative images from my local area, which is the Lake District, but I have worked on urban themes. My most common theme recently has been related to aspects of water, using the spiral as the main element, such as a piece made in The Beacon at Whitehaven Harbour with local

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  • Location: Kendal, North West
 

Biography

Concepts I like to make art for public and community spaces as well as for private sites. My themes are often based on natural figurative images from my local area, which is the Lake District, but I have worked on urban themes. My most common theme recently has been related to aspects of water, using the spiral as the main element, such as a piece made in The Beacon at Whitehaven Harbour with local children using designs based on items from their museum collection.Influences Spirituality/Religion, Ancient cultures/Myths, Nature; own cultural identity (Eastern European, British, White)Career path My initial training was a Dip A D in Painting and Sculpture, then in traditional slipware pottery at Wetheriggs Pottery, near Penrith. I have used this as a basis to move forward from. Originally my work was mainly pots but now is more than 50% murals and individual tiles. This has brought the work closer to my training as a painter. In the last 10 years I have produced approximately 40 murals of varying sizes, many of these have been the result of residences in schools. In the Year 2001 I won a competition at Potfest, a ceramic festival based near Penrith. I had to make a piece for a Japanese Garden. The winner was chosen by fellow exhibitors, which included Japanese potters. This has led onto an invitation to work and exhibit in Japan in 2003.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2010 - Turning Points, Brantwood, John Ruskin's Home, Coniston, Cumbria Group exhibitions 2011 - Art and Craft Exhibition, Barwick Hall, Witherslack, Cumbria 2011 - Five Return to Cumberland, Lowes Court Gallery, Egremont, Cumbria 2003 - Potfest in the Park, Hutton in the Forest, Penrith, Cumbria 1999 - Artists Working to Commission, Barrow Dock Museum, Barrow 1995 - Artist Working To Commission, Building Centre, London 1995 - Xmas Exhibition, Shipley Gallery, Gateshead 1994 - Annual Potfest, Auction Mart, Penrith 1994 - Artist Working To Commission, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal 1994 - Xmas Exhibition, Collins Gallery, Glasgow Residencies 2003 - Residency with Fuyushiba Fumihiro, Artist Studio, Yokkaichi, Japan Projects 2009 - Green Spaces, Gosforth Primary School, Cumbria Competitions, prizes and awards 2000 - Millenium Award at Potfest in the Park, Hutton in the Forest, Penrith, Cumbria Educational experience - tertiary 2005 - A2A, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Carlisle, Cumbria