Shipping is included on most mainland UK orders. For international shipping information, please contact us.

Jonquil Cook - new ceramic artist joins Skylark Galleries

January 19, 2022

Jonquil Cook - new ceramic artist joins Skylark Galleries

jonquil cook ceramic artist working in her studio with a cat sitting on her shoulders 

Skylark Galleries welcomes new ceramicist Jonquil Cook who joined our collective in October 2021. 

Jonquil produces stoneware ceramics from her studio in Woolwich Dockyard.
She specialises in detailed sgraffito carved decoration. To discover more about this fascinating artist in her own words, read on. 

Who are you and what do you do? I am Jonquil Cook, I'm a ceramic artist.

Why do you do it? I am passionate about clay!

What is sgraffito?

It's a special technique I use, adapted from my printmaking of scratching designs into clay.

What has been a seminal experience for you? Travelling the world

What jobs have you done other than being an artist?

I have been an actress, a dancer, a tour guide and a set designer.

What memorable responses have you had to your work?

Someone was reminded of the wild Atlantic coast of North Uist in one of my ceramic glazes. The Outer Hebrides is one of my favourite places on Earth and has been a huge influence on my work.

Are there stories behind the two artworks you have selected here? 

The Circus range: I spent a Summer in my early 20s as a circus performer, living
in a house with a multi-generational circus family. Crazy times!

Splashing colour about on my ceramic homeware is as close an expression as I can imagine to the chaos and sheer exuberant joy of a circus lifestyle.

What superpower would you have and why?

Flight. Because I would love to have wings that could carry me anywhere, whenever I wanted to travel.

colourful mug hand-made by ceramic artist Jonquil Cook

One "Circus Range" mug 

stack of three colourful mugs hand-made by ceramic artist Jonquil Cook

Stack of three "Circus Range" mugs

As well as exhibiting at Skylark Galleries, do you have some other exhibitions coming up?

Yes, I'll be exhibiting at Potfest at Glynde Place, near Lewes: April 22,23,24

and at Potfest in the Pens, Penrith, Cumbria: June 3,4,5

To read more about Jonquil and see her current works for sale click here

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in News

Open Studios By Helen Trevisiol Duff
Open Studios By Helen Trevisiol Duff

September 01, 2023

Insights and tips for a successful open studio experience.

Continue Reading

Stella Tooth music-inspired artist and rock photographer Sol NJie at The Musical Museum for their exhibition
Spandex, synths and stadium rock exhibition

April 21, 2023

Spandex, synths and stadium rock: Back to the '80s with Art & Sol exhibition at The Musical Museum Brentford 3 June to 28 August

Continue Reading

Occhi Magazine preview of Performers in paint Stella Tooth and Susie Nathanson's joint June Putney exhibition
Performers in paint - Occhi Magazine preview London exhibition this June

April 03, 2023

Running from 14th June to 15th July at Putney Library 5-7 Disraeli Road, SW15 2DR

Continue Reading