About me - Angela Hall
I have worked full time within the creative industries from leaving Bath Academy of Art, where I studied visual communication, and my love of printmaking, particularly silkscreen and etching, was established. Following a period working as a commercial designer I moved into community print in South East London before relocating to North Yorkshire in 1986 working with rural communities and establishing community arts charity Rural Arts in 1990.
I have continued to make my own work alongside managing Rural Arts and have taught and facilitated community projects that use a broad range of materials and techniques. My love of ceramics prompted me to improve my skills and develop my creativity and I attended weekly adult ceramic classes at Harrogate College for several years. I used these skills to establish studio space at Rural Arts facility The Courthouse in Thirsk - supporting artists working in both print and ceramics.
I recently left Rural Arts to concentrate on developing my own creative practise and I am currently artist in residence at Harrogate College.
I live on a working farm in the Vale of York and find inspiration in the woods and heathland around Pilmoor where I live. This also provides the backdrop for my other interest, off road running.
I spend a lot of time outdoors collecting ideas for my work and make hand-built ceramic vessels, platters and tiles alongside printed works on paper using silkscreen and etching techniques. My ceramics are both practical as well as decorative pieces and provide a palette for combining detailed hand-painted landscapes, graphic images and printed decals.