Enlightenment
A tableau of 13 or more figures in terra-cotta, plaster and papier mache on stands illuminated by LED lights

A tableau of 13 or more figures in terra-cotta, plaster and papier mache on stands made of recycled board and mdf illuminated by LED lights

A tableau of 13 or more figures in terra-cotta, plaster and papier mache on stands illuminated by LED lights


Tension extension

Tension extension ceramic installation

A ceramic installation comprised of a set of six unglazed terra-cotta elements raised on bamboo poles supported by a recycled furniture unit and connected with three parallel polyester cords.


Karparc

This adaptable and evolving installation work is made up of hundreds of small (length 5 to 6 cms) ceramic cars richly textured, coloured with slips and glazed with a wide range of glazes.


Hesitation on the threshold of destiny: Photo-fictions

Another ceramic unit in the art installation entitled: 'Space Exploration: phase1 Hesitation on the threshold of destiny'
The main ceramic elements in this installation consist of two forms, an organic one and a more geometric one. The glazing is expressionistic with three oxide rich glazes and slips overlapping to create dark and metallic areas in a free flowing, barely controlled way.
Documentary photos and video of this art installation >

One ceramic unit in the art installation "Space Exploration: phase1 - Hesitation on the threshold of destiny."

The individual sculptures are either free hanging or fit onto part of the room in which they are installed, one element fixes to a recycled up-ended cupboard unit deployed as both plinth and three dimensional frame. Another sits on the floor and fixes onto the skirting board.
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Space Exploration: phase1 - Hesitation on the threshold of destiny. One ceramic unit in a series linked with red polyester cord forming a mixed media installation.

I have recorded and dramatised the work in three ways, ‘documentary’ photographs, fictionalised (blurred) flash photographs and video. Through these recording methods the work has taken on a new role as a subject and a player in other productions. The actual work has now been dismantled but it has left a trail of visual media which re-inflates the real event and makes into something new and different. It is as if the work has grown its own crust of hype or mythology.
Documentary photos and video of this installation >

Another ceramic unit in the art installation 'Space Exploration: phase1 - Hesitation on the threshold of destiny."

Documentary photos and video of this installation >


Hesitation on the threshold of destiny: Documentary of the installation

Ceramic installation art - "Space Exploration: phase1 - Hesitation on the threshold of destiny" cabinet form

This installation work comprises six ceramic objects linked together with three strands of bright red cord. The glazing uses three oxide rich glazes and slips overlapping to create dark and metallic areas in a free flowing, barely controlled way.

Space exploration – phase one: Hesitation on the threshold of Destiny from Simon Fell on Vimeo.

The individual sculptures are either free hanging or fit onto part of the room in which they are installed, one element fixes to a recycled up-ended cupboard unit deployed as both plinth and three dimensional frame. Another sits on the floor and fixes onto the skirting board.

installation art work: Space Exploration: phase1 - Hesitation on the threshold of destiny. One ceramic unit in a series linked with red polyester cord forming a mixed media installation.

Ceramics installation by Simon Fell "Space Exploration: phase1 - Hesitation on the threshold of destiny"

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Autobiography

A series of nine 'cars' made of terra-cotta
A ceramic sculpture installation, a set of nine unglazed terra-cotta ‘vehicles’  each with its own distinctive character and attributes.

Autobiography - 9 terra-cotta 'vehicles' a ceramic scuplture installation.

Detail of ‘Autobiography’

 


War of the Worlds…

War of the Worlds a ceramic installation by Simon Fell
War of the Worlds, earthenware, bamboo, chain, light bulbs & wiring h80cm.
Full title: “A melodramatic tableau loosely based on H.G.Wells’ ‘War of the Worlds’ featuring a renegade cohort of obsolete entertainment modules intent on changing the course of history forever and ever (with extreme prejudice).” This group of eight part-glazed terra-cotta televisions represents a departure into mixed media and work on a larger scale. The ceramic units are on bamboo legs. Each one has an electric light bulb inside it.

A ceramic installation work that looks at redundancy, consumerism and technology through the lens of a melodramatic science fiction scenario. This piece evolved from a previous work featuring a tv set.