GALLERY ARCHIVE

A collection of images from a sample of the many hundreds of pieces made by Nigel Hoyle Ceramics over many years, not only as a record of how his ceramics art has been developed, but also as a catalogue of what can be produced to serve as a prompt for future commissions.

Gallery Archive Timeline

Commissions

This section illustrates some of the commissions Nigel has undertaken over recent times...

"Shrovetide" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics Commission 35cm x 28cm
"The Wedding" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics Commission 57cm x 20cm

Shrovetide (35cm x 28cm)

The Wedding (57cm x 20cm)

"Wedding Goblets" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics Commission
"Family Plates" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics Commission

Wedding Goblets

Family Plates

2017

Images of our time abroad are also beginning to appear across the wall panels, featuring Arabic culture. They also reflect a period of time in the desert, a peaceful, harsh yet beautiful environment, now one of my favourite places to be. The workshop features some of the desert’s works of art that we found and managed to bring home.

 

This year’s work also reflects our joy of being at home, seeing the local landmarks that will never change no matter how long and far we have travelled.

Butter Dish - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Casserole - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Crochet Bowl - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Teapot - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Named Tankards - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Medium Casserole - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Lamp Base - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"Home" Triptych in situ - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Vessel Blue - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Jar - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"Victoria" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Dyptich in situ - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"Home VI" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Vessel Home - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Vase - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"Victoria II" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"The Souq" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017

2016

An initial foray into pattern fell away into the setting up of a studio and re-establishing a style without falling back into old habits.

A more subtle focus on landscape has developed in the domestic stoneware towards the end of 2016.

2011 - 2016

Watch this space, a period of experimentation without much outcome but the influence of this time will be seen in future work.

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2011

As we prepared for our move to the Middle East, a series of Triptychs were produced focusing on space and depth using the simple and long established rule of the Golden Section.

More contrast between black and white was punctuated by less colour, a return to earlier priorities with more control of the surface.

2010

Landscapes were becoming more defined whilst retaining an abstract personality. The introduction of the screen printed image was the bridge between the figurative and the abstract.

Photographic images could now be positioned amongst the layers of texture and become a familiar place within the imagination.

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2009

Having previously thrown every material I knew at the work, more control needed to be exerted in order to refine the surfaces. This helped to create specific conditions and atmospheres.

At this point, rubber latex was used to resist layers of slip in order to reveal areas of contrast, suggesting the illusion of space, an important factor in drawing the viewer to the work.

2008

The weather and its effect on the landscape has always been a fascination that has driven my work. The raw texture of the moors and valleys have long been carved by nature and its elements in a constant bombardment of the earth’s surface.

I was also searching for ways to increase the scale of the wall work and began to use the idea of the Triptych to use as a larger canvas for landscape.

Prior to 2008

Work developed significantly after an intense glaze course in 2004, during which a new domestic stoneware glaze was tested and developed using rutile, red iron and cobalt in a satin base glaze.

A new direction was also found in Silicon Carbide which was added to glazes to disrupt surfaces across the wall panels I was making at the time.

Although a little over used at the time, this technique has been ever present in the development of my work ever since.

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"The Wedding" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics Commission 57cm x 20cm
"Shrovetide" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics Commission 35cm x 28cm
"Wedding Goblets" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics Commission
"Family Plates" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics Commission
"Home" Triptych in situ - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Casserole - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Teapot - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Medium Casserole - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Lamp Base - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Butter Dish - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Crochet Bowl - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Named Tankards - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Vessel Blue - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Jar - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"Victoria" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Dyptich in situ - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"Home VI" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Vessel Home - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Vase - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"Victoria II" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"The Souq" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"The Wedding" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics Commission 57cm x 20cm
"Shrovetide" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics Commission 35cm x 28cm
"Wedding Goblets" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics Commission
"Family Plates" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics Commission
Lamp Base - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Named Tankards - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Butter Dish - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Crochet Bowl - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Casserole - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Teapot - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Medium Casserole - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"Home" Triptych in situ - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Vessel Blue - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Jar - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"Victoria" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Dyptich in situ - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"Home VI" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Vessel Home - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Vase - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"Victoria II" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"The Souq" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"The Wedding" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics Commission 57cm x 20cm
"Shrovetide" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics Commission 35cm x 28cm
"Wedding Goblets" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics Commission
"Family Plates" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics Commission
Crochet Bowl - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Named Tankards - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Butter Dish - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Medium Casserole - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Lamp Base - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Casserole - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Teapot - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"Home" Triptych in situ - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Vessel Blue - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Vessel Home - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Dyptich in situ - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Jar - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Vase - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"Victoria II" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"Home VI" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"Victoria" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"The Souq" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"The Wedding" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics Commission 57cm x 20cm
"Shrovetide" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics Commission 35cm x 28cm
"Wedding Goblets" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics Commission
"Family Plates" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics Commission
Named Tankards - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Crochet Bowl - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Butter Dish - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Lamp Base - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Medium Casserole - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Teapot - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Casserole - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"Home" Triptych in situ - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Vessel Blue - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Vessel Home - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Dyptich in situ - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Jar - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
Large Vase - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"Victoria II" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"Home VI" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"Victoria" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017
"The Souq" - Nigel Hoyle Ceramics 2017