Friday, 18 June 2010

Lunch with Eric James Mellon

As the September 85th Birthday Exhibition for Eric James Mellon approaches, planning is progressing apace. Stuart Dickens, Ceramic Curator and Kim Chesters, Exhibitions Coordinator visited Eric in his Bognor Regis home to talk through the details of the show and to begin the selection of work – pots, paintings and prints.

Eric provided a delightful lunch of lemon sole and true to form provided both of them with a rich diet of anecdote and philosophy around which so much of his work has been developed.

His house is an absolute treasure trove – every room filled with his work and that of his late wife Martina Thomas – three of her paintings will also be shown.

He has been drawing since the age of seven and continues to this day. The word prolific seems to understate his output.

We are confident that the exhibition will be a fitting tribute to one of the original voices in studio ceramics.

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