Ros Walker

Ros Walker 6

Statement

Ros's ceramics and mixed media paintings complement each other, taking inspiration from the local landscape often using clay and natural materials found in the immediate locality. Ceramics include a range of functional ware and sculptural, experimental pieces using handmade paper fibres and alternative firing techniques such as raku and pit firing.

Address

Station House
Kirkham Abbey
York
YO60 7JS

Directions

From the A64, follow the brown signs for Kirkham Priory and take the turning at Whitwell on the Hill towards Kirkham Priory, Crambe and Westow. Follow the road down the hill for about 1/4 mile, go across the level crossing and Station House is immediately on the left after the crossing. Take the next left down the small track before you get to the bridge and then left again into the courtyard in front of the house.

Parking

There is parking for several cars in the courtyard in front of the house and more parking on the roadside, as well as the free carpark across the bridge at Kirkham Priory.

Access

There are some steps up to the courtyard and a couple of steps into the house. The gallery room is small and not very suited to wheelchair access, but wheelchairs could be accommodated in the larger house living room via a different entrance by arrangement.

Toilets

There is a toilet on the ground floor of the house and a rather primitive outdoor toilet in the courtyard.

Map

Studio experience

There will be explanations and examples of processing and using local clay, information about alternative firing techniques and depending on the weather, there could be some outdoor ceramic demonstrations.