Peter Bodenham, potter and visual artist

Peter Bodenham is a potter and visual artist. He trained in Ceramics and 3D in the mid 1980s at Camberwell School of Art. In the mid 1990s he completed an MA in Fine Art at UWIC, Cardiff. Peter lives and runs a studio in Cardigan, West Wales and works at Bath Spa University as a Senior Lecturer within the Ceramics department. He is an experienced educator, curator and external examiner working wit... Read more about

Contact

If you are interested in purchasing art work or discussing commissions please contact Peter Bodenham: Peter Bodenham 2 Graig Terrace St. Dogmaels Cardigan Pembrokeshire SA43 3JY Email: peter.bodenham@yahoo.co.uk Mobile: 07785185549 ... Read more about Contact

Archive

A selection of older work... Read more about Archive

Gold - Aur Craft in the Bay

  AUR at Craft in the Bay exhibited the new work by the ten most recent winners of the Gold Medal for Craft & Design at the National Eisteddfod Festival open exhibition Y Lle Celf. Peter Bodenham/Lowri Davies/Natalia Dias/Anne Gibbs/Carol Kingsbury Gwizdak/Suzie Horan/Walter Keeler/Pamela Rawnsley/Mari Thomas/Theresa Nguyen.   ... Read more about Gold - Aur Craft in the Bay

Eisteddfod 2014

National Eisteddfod Special Exhibition - ‘Dan y Wyneb’ The Special Exhibition at the 2014 National Eisteddfod, Carmarthenshire at the Millennium Coastal Park Llanelli featured artefacts from the Carmarthenshire Museum and creative responses to the collection by the artist potter Peter Bodenham and the Rev. Towyn Jones. The Special Exhibition is titled ‘Dan y Wyneb’, commiss... Read more about Eisteddfod 2014

Utility & Ceramics

The ceramic work is a return to where I started my art education in the early 1980’s. In 2009 my creative practice shifted from creating sculptures, interventions and site-specific installations to making utilitarian objects and pots. This self-imposed creative challenge frames my current creative practice. There are two clear strands to the work, one functional, thrown pots made for daily use. ... Read more about Utility & Ceramics

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Interventions

Although intervention by its very nature carries an implication of subversion, it is now accepted as a legitimate form of art. Intervention can also refer to art that enters a situation outside the art world in an attempt to change the existing conditions or simply to create a rupture in the social or cultural order. Most of these interventions have taken place within the context of Ointment event... Read more about Interventions

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Sculpture

Purchased for National Assembly of Wales Collection This spoonscape features a branch with carved spoons either end, architectural model trees, text and a accompanying drawing. The welsh text translates 'inhabit'. This form of small wall frames a method of making sculpture that keeps throwing up possibilities; it's an itch that steel needs scratching. ... Read more about Sculpture

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Walk With Me

Walk-With-Me is an on going artist led project to inspire people to walk, record and share their thoughts, images and experiences online. The thumb sticks are cut and made from the hedgerows in West Wales by Peter Bodenham. The sticks have been numbered and purposely placed in the world. Peter hopes individuals will steal these abandoned sticks, take them home, and be inquisitive and generous enou... Read more about Walk With Me

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Eli

The project spanned the seasons between summer 2004-spring 2005. For each individual group member the process and research uncovered and created intense and productive outcomes. We met at regular points though out the year usually taking walks in West Wales traversing different habitats gathering small numbers of plants and herbs, from which we made ointment, maps, collected sound and video mat... Read more about Eli

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Crwydro (wander)

This was a collaboration between artists' collectives Ointment and Boreal Art/Nature. A period of process-led expedition and exchange wandering the woodland and uplands of the Preseli hills. At the culmination of the project the work was shown at Clynfyw Countryside Centre Pembrokeshire. The work produced by Peter came together in the form of an installation consisting of drawings and artefacts cr... Read more about Crwydro (wander)

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2mph

'2mph', undertaken in the summer of 2002 involved walking continuously from Cardigan in West Wales to London, with fellow artist Simon Whitehead, a goose and a dog, tracing the old drovers roads. The aim of the project was to produce a deep map of the journey then present material at the ResCen Nightwalking festival of performing arts conference, London. For further information see www.untitedstat... Read more about 2mph

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Scratch

TRACE - THE CAT SHOW CARDIFF ART IN TIME International Performance Art 14th - 17th March 2007 Cardiff School of Art & Design [CSAD] University of Wales Institute Cardiff [UWIC] Sculpture Court & locations, CSAD Ointment - 'Scratch' Ointment responded to the courtyard environment of the college site. The group carried several hundred bales of straw through the building i... Read more about Scratch

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Suit Project

The project was centred upon the farming community in West Wales. Peter was interested in exploring the current social and cultural landscape of farming through a socially engaged art project. He selected and work with five farmers representative of the type of agriculture within the Cardigan area. Asked the farmers to work in a formal business suit, with the aim of introducing a symbolic and surr... Read more about Suit Project

About

Peter Bodenham is a potter and visual artist. He trained in Ceramics and 3D in the mid 1980's at Camberwell School of Art. In the mid 1990's he completed an MA in Fine Art at UWIC, Cardiff. Peter lives and runs a studio in Cardigan, West Wales and works at Bath Spa University as a Senior Lecturer within the Ceramics department. He is an experienced educator, curator and external examiner working w... Read more about About

Curriculum Vitae

Peter Bodenham - Visual Artist Exhibitions 2014 Jan - March, 'Aur' 'Gold', Craft in the Bay, Cardiff Wales. 2013 Dec, Oriel Myrddin, Hearth & Home, Carmarthen, Wales. 2012 Jan - March, Earth, Ruthin Crafts Center, Ruthin, Wales. 2011 August National Eisteddfod, Wrexham, Wales. 2010 Jan - Gathered World group show Aberystwyth Arts Centre. 2009 Nov Art & Utility - curator and exhibito... Read more about Curriculum Vitae