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Mark Hearld, Raucous Invention: The Joy of Making

Upper Space and YSP Centre
Current
13 Nov 2021–6 Feb 2022

Raucous Invention: The Joy of Making is an ambitious, vibrant, and creative journey, where Mark Hearld has explored connections through collaboration and risk taking to create bold and challenging works. With multiple collaborations, this exhibition is a celebration of the joy and inspiration that comes from working with like-minded makers and organisations.

Working from his studio in York, across a range of media and using the natural world as inspiration, Hearld has created a new body of work including collages, prints, collage sculptures and a collage mural, which comprises of a series of individual images, each sitting as solo pieces, but when places together, creating an incredible large-scale work. 

The exhibition includes a special collaboration with world-famous Leach Pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall – one of the most respected and influential potteries in the world. Hearld has worked alongside their lead potter Roelof Uys to create a series of hand thrown platters, thrown by Uys in the studio of Bernard Leach, and decorated by Hearld using paper stencils, slips and sgraffito mark making on wet clay.  The surface was then further embellished with intricate detail using glaze recipes from both Bernard Leach and studio potter Svend Bayer.

An exclusive range of artworks have been made for the show, including a collection of woven jacquard tapestry wall hangings, featuring the iconic work of Hearld, and a small number of bespoke ceramic tankards, created using the skills of a mould maker and printer at the Potteries in Stoke-On-Trent.

A new book featuring much of the work currently exhibited at YSP will be published by Hearld collaborators St. Jude's under their Random Spectacular Imprint on 20 January 2022. Pre-order Raucous Invention, The Joy of Making at YSP Shop.

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Mark Hearld: Raucous Invention Book Signing

22 Jan 2022

We are thrilled to announce the book launch and signing of Raucous Invention: The Joy of Making with artist illustrator and designer, Mark Hearld. The book documents Hearld's...

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Mark Hearld Owl Bough Tapestry

£295

Woven jacquard tapestry created from an original collage by Mark Hearld and featuring symbolic Hearld imagery.  These tapestries have been woven exclusively for Yorkshire Sculpture Park using...

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Mark Hearld Swallow and Bantams Tapestry

£295

Woven jacquard tapestry created from an original collage by Mark Hearld and featuring symbolic Hearld imagery.  These tapestries have been woven exclusively for Yorkshire Sculpture Park using...

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Mark Hearld x Leach Pottery Small Platter Bird and Gnat

£395

Hand thrown platter by lead potter at Leach Pottery, Roelof Uys in a rough stoneware clay with high iron content from St. Agnes in Cornwall and decorated by Mark Hearld using paper stencils, slips,...