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Hilary Coole

The inspiration for my work takes its roots from the wonderful family photographs of my Mum, Dorothy Marjorie Coole, wearing colourful, highly patterned dresses during the 1950s and also her memories of that influential era for fashion and design.

I was born in the late 1950s and recollect our first family home and lots of the colours and patterns from that early part of my life.  Chatting to Mum and asking her to write down her thoughts and feelings from the time that these images depict give me a real sense of my place in the world.  Therefore this series of work has become The Dorothy Marjorie Dress Collection and is made up of hand built, slip decorated, contemporary vessels and functional ware which capture these past memories, evoking the fun and emotions of this colourful decade.

My new emotive sculptural series of works is called Mother Earth - Fragile Planet and incorporates the female form depicting Mother Earth set in an abstracted landscape and looking at how the climate change crisis has, and is, eroding the natural beauty and balance of our world.  Mother Earth symbolises nurturing in nature and is depicted in many guises from a fragile desperation to a hope in tomorrows future.  

Let us not forget our fragile planet is hanging by a thread.


Studio address -

Farmers Arms



SA32 7TG

Tel: 01558 668291

      07851 313275



Directions to studio

Turn North off A40 at Dryslwyn (Parc Bryers).  Drive 4 miles to a T junction, turn right for Llanfynydd.  Turn 2nd right at junction like fork in the road, drive for half a mile and 2nd house on right is Farmers Arms.

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July 2023

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