This celebratory exhibition got off to a great start on this lovely sunny evening at Bevere. Eric was in good form having spent the afternoon looking around Worcester with Stuart our ceramic curator and enjoying a boat trip on the river.
He talked to many of the guests
and enlarged on his life as an Artist/ Potter
in his informal speech to open the show.
There were 90 new works of art in the exhibition - Original prints, pots and paintings
It is hardly a surprise that the choice this month should come from this special 85th Birthday Exhibition. This small vessel is not the largest in the show, nevertheless it has so much that is redolent of Eric’s best work. The bean ash glaze has fixed a wonderfully drafted nude maiden and a jaunty spotted horse. If Eric were writing this, there would be more to tell as every Mellon pot holds a story.
The scale of this pot means that it sits very comfortably in the palm of one’s hand. It repays the time spent looking at every angle including a small portrait of the maiden on the foot.
This pot punches above its weight and is one of the treasures amongst an exhibition of extraordinary work.