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Denise Brown

My stoneware ceramic work draws inspiration from the British coastline and from my surrounding Fenland landscape. I construct using slab building techniques and my designs are incised into the clay by hand. I use tools made from found objects on my walks to mark make onto the clay, and my own slips to decorate.  My new work is informed by the many walks along rural farm droves here and the isolated Fenland farm buildings.

Weather permitting, over the Open Studio weekend we plan to do a pit firing each day and Christine & Brian Withall will be demonstrating the raku process over the whole weekend.

Exhibiting from my pottery studio which is located on our working farm in Benwick, we are surrounded by the rural open Fenland landscape. On your visit you are welcome to walk the re-wilded meadow trail at the front of the house, where a path has been mowed to view the indigenous plants and insects.

As before, I will be exhibiting with Christine Withall who has been exploring some new themes and will have a selection of her stunning, colourful ceramics. Brian Withall, will be exhibiting his exciting experiments in kiln fired glasswork. Andrea Van Kleef will be here with her handwoven textile pieces, using natural fibres and with emphasis on texture, design and colour. Joining us this year for the first time will be Carolyn Noble of The Dugout Pottery. Carolyn makes mainly hand thrown stoneware pottery, using simple contemporary designs in a range of beautiful colours. She will also have a small selection of her abstract mixed media pictures. Sarah Heather will also be with us. Sarah is a landscape and floral painter and her art is a ‘joyful riot of colour on the canvas’. All the artists joining me have their own Artist’s page to view on this website for more information.

The water urn will be hot for you to help yourself to tea or coffee, with cold drinks and homemade cakes available too.  Plenty of free parking and we have outdoor seating should you wish to just come and watch the demonstrations.

To see more images of my work and Fenland farming life please search @denisebrownceramics  and @ecbrownfarms on Instagram.


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Contact name
Denise Brown

Exhibition address
Grange Farm, Whittlesey Road, Benwick, Cambridgeshire, PE15 OXU

Mobile 07949 442772

Open days

8 July 2023 (10:00 - 16:00)
9 July 2023 (10:00 - 16:00)

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Open other times by appointment

Demonstrations available

Tuition offered

Garden open for visitors

Refreshments served

Commissions accepted


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