Commissions

KELLY JOHNSTON

ARTIST

Commissions

MY WORK

Here is a selection of commissions I have completed over the years. I am always on the look out for a new challenge, be it ceramic or painting. If you have an idea I am competitive on price and guarantee the piece will be original and produced in direct consultation to meet your requirements.

Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Big Bad Wolf.

 

Both commissions for children's bedrooms.

 

Wall mount commissions start from £105 depending on complexity of animal and size. All animals considered!

WALL MOUNTS

 

Pregnancy Bump Casts

I recorded my own pregnancies by casting my bumps and now take on regular commissions. For myself and those I have created bump casts for they provide a lasting memory of this unique time.

 

I can send the plaster kit for your partner or children to cast your bump, then have this transformed in the clay of your choice. The surface can be inscribed with names, weights, poems, tattoos or simply left plain with a matt or satin finish.

 

Plaster kit with instructions and ceramic cast from £120 dependent on decorative finishes.

The Green Man and Wood Nymphs were commissioned by The Lanes Micro Pub in Dover and have joined the vast collection of Green Men already decorating the pub walls.

 

Medusa and the Gold Man were private commissions.

 

Green Man wall mounts can be made in stoneware so they are frost proof for outside decoration.

Prices start at £120.

Green Man, Wood Nymphs & Medusa

Animals

Spanning over 150cm in length this has been my most challenging but enjoyable commission to date. Created by carving into sections of slabbed clay and based on a section of the Bayeux Tapestry depicting Bishop Odo's blessing of the feast, it now overlooks the bar at Odo's Barn wedding venue in Billington, Kent.

I have a real passion for creating animals, to attempt a recreation of their character and personality. These are commissions from the past few years based on customers individual favourites.

 

I am happy to take on any animal commission of varying scales, either as a wall mount, an abstracted or realistic piece, whole or part body. They can be made in stoneware to be frost proof and suitable for outdoor ornamentation.

 

Prices start from £55 depending on animal complexity and size.

A Mother's Love:

This sculpture was commissioned in response to some of my other cancer related work as a gift to a mother who's child is having treatment for leukaemia. The mother is wrapping her body protectively around the children in the hope of taking away the pain and wishing she could have it in his place. A feeling all us mothers feel when out child is ill. I felt incredibly honoured to produce this for such a strong woman as one of the thoughts that kept me going throughout treatment was that it was me and not one of my children going through it. This work led directly into the Hug series shown in the Gallery.

Odo's Barn

A Mother's Love

 

This sculpture was commissioned in response to some of my other cancer related work as a gift to a mother who's child is having treatment for leukaemia. The mother is wrapping her body protectively around the children in the hope of taking away the pain and wishing she could have it in his place. A feeling all us mothers feel when out child is ill. I felt incredibly honoured to produce this for such a strong woman as one of the thoughts that kept me going throughout treatment was that it was me and not one of my children going through it. This work led directly into the Hug series shown in the Gallery.

 

This group of horoscope oil paintings for each member of a family were a real pleasure to create.

Horoscope Paintings:

Lotus Flower brooches:

 

During my treatment I was overwhelmed by the support of the Breast Nurses and affiliated chariies. I created these brooches to raise money for The Harmony Trust who provide holistic therapies for cancer patients.

CONTACT DETAILS

 

 

Folkestone, Kent. CT19 5PN

 

studio92@kellyjohnston-ceramic-art.co.uk

 

07940201143

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