The aim of the work created by Ostinelli & Priest is to delight and inform through its presence and character. The subjects chosen remain consistent, although due to the incredible number of breeds, the diversity of animals used as subjects never stops growing. Even as the work continues to develop in its subjects, their form, colour and size, the basic construction remains the same.
On one hand is sculpture, with pieces created in clay and fired, and on the other is painting where the colour is applied.
Bringing both of these elements together builds the character and individuality of each piece.
The working partnership which is Ostinelli&Priest flourishes and develops simply due to the balance of understanding between the two artists. This in turn enables them to continue to create work that pleases and inspires.
Work with ceramic sculpture became my obsession as a result of attending an adult education pottery course and the subsequent establishment of my own studio. Now a professional member of the CPA and other societies it was some 8 eight years ago I met Gaynor Ostinelli, and over the following period we have developed our working partnership, exhibiting our work in galleries and festivals in major ceramic exhibitions across the country, as well as holding workshops and demonstrations.
Their work has now become very collectable, generating both national and international interest, particularly in America. Their work has also been involved in exhibitions in China, and work being sent to New Zealand, Paris, Holland, Denmark, Brazil and the USA.
Now instantly recognisable, their work has become highly sought after and has now experienced multiple sell out shows at Battersea and other major art exhibitions across the UK.
Each piece is unique and is made with absolute love for the animal.