Thursday, 6 August 2009

Pot of the Month - August 2009

POT OF THE MONTH - John Higgins - Large vessel with wings

John’s work is immediately recognisable. His pots are rightly described as architectural. The surfaces are most often layered, textured and dry. The colour choices are often subdued or monochrome to maintain and emphasise the structural integrity of the work. Whilst his pots are uncompromisingly modern they have an undoubted presence.

This large pot needs space. It demands attention. It is utterly contemporary, but at the same time is redolent of pots from an ancient past. This work is unlike no other in this Gallery and this succinctly describes the work of John Higgins, whom we hope will long continue to produce his original and striking vessels.

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