Wednesday, 28 April 2010

MILE STONE - 6000th Pot

6000th Objects D'art item posted to web site -
Chris Carter's Barrelled stoneware pot ( Thrown and altered)
This special pot will be on show and for sale in his solo Exhibition "Of This Earth" starting on May 1st 2010

"When I heard that we had inputted 6000 pots on to the Gallery website since the re-launch of the gallery in 2006 it was quite a revelation. We have had the pleasure of showing some of the most exciting studio potters in the UK and beyond and yet, there is some wonderful serendipity in the fact that the 6000th should have been made by Chris Carter one of the country’s unsung masters of his craft.
This simple vessel is anything but simple. It is modest in size but its volume is considerably enhanced by the barrel shape and the matt black interior which gives the pot – as with all Carter’s work – the potential to be ‘something else’.
We know that Chris puts great store by ‘rightness’ and this vessel seems just right from the signature carved foot to the elegantly thrown shoulder. This pot is part of a wonderful solo show of Chris’s work which is running for the month of May. The range of pots is stunning and some of the best of his work I have seen. Not to be missed."

Stuart Dickens
Ceramic Curator

Monday, 19 April 2010


We are delighted to have the opportunity to exhibit these rarely painted views of Worcester.  They are for sale in the Gallery and are available to purchase on line

 Tom says
"Inspired by the ordinary, my interest is in taking a snapshot of everyday urban
life and preserving the beauty of something that is often overlooked, using canvas and paint.

  My paintings range from impressionistic to photo-realistic, the latter being the style selected for the show in Worcester, in order to most effectively translate that freeze-frame moment onto canvas.
Influences range from Lowry to Hopper and of course the American photo-realists of the 1960s and 1970s such as Goings and Estes."

Most  of Tom White's paintings, such as the ones at  we have at The Gallery at Bevere are a result of an on the spot sketch using the pochade box with acrylics ( or oils if he have time for them to dry) and photos, from which the final painting is completed in the studio.




 He has  also got preliminary sketches for 2 more Worcester paintings which should be completed soon".


Tuesday, 6 April 2010


  Many potters and visitors enjoyed being the first

view the work of 19 members of
the Midlands Potters' Association on Saturday at the launch of this  special Anniversary Show which celebrates 30 years.

 This exhibition was supported by  Prints and
Pastel Paintings by David White

We were especially pleased to welcome Henry Sandon to the Gallery

Friday, 2 April 2010

POT OF THE MONTH - April 2010

Each Month our ceramic curator Stuart Dickens selects a pot which he feels has particular merit and this month Jill's very large Bird Jug is his choice.

Jill Fanshawe Kato’s work is distinctive and in a style which is redolent of her training in Japan - a country which she clearly loves.
To Jill birds are the embodiment of freedom. Not surprising therefore that, following a degree in Painting at Chelsea and Pottery in Japan, everything she makes in clay reveals this affinity. Travels in Mexico, Hawaii and frequent visits to and exhibitions in Japan, all add their influence in her use of colour, decoration and form.

This style of jug is beautifully designed and the line of handle and spout is an elegant signature to all the jugs in this series. It was Jim Malone that said that jugs need to strut and this jug has real presence. The decoration in panels set on unglazed clay is particularly affecting and reminiscent of techniques used by Josiah Wedgwood.