Monday, 11 January 2010


 The Graduate Show opened on Saturday  9th January and we were very pleased  to welcome so many Graduates, their guests and Gallery visitors who braved the snowy weather .

They all enjoyed this show which has brought together ceramics, glass, steel, prints  and paintings by some of the most promising ceramic and applied arts graduates from 2009.

EXHIBITORS  who were invited by our Gallery team after visiting a number of graduate shows around the country in the Summer.

CERAMICS - Marshall Coleman, Nicola Bayley, Tracey Potts, Matthew Cook, Carol Jacobs, Matthew Marsh, Darren Ellis, Hiromi Nakajima, Amanda Stead and Hannah Mcintyre


GLASS - Simone Bremner

STEEL - Jack Wilson

PRINTMAKER  -  Phil Murray

PAINTING - Chris Madeley and Julie Davis

 This inspiring  exhibition  continues through January so don't miss it

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

POT OF THE MONTH - January 2010

John Leach is a good friend of the Gallery and we are always pleased to have his work on show and for sale. The Black Mood pot is one of John’s signature pieces. It has a timeless elegance that stands well in almost any context. This lugged bowl is beautifully thrown - would we expect anything else – and has a simplicity of line and volume which is aesthetically so appealing.

Each individual black pot is saggar-fired. The random white markings are a spontaneous effect of the saggars' undulating sawdust packing and each is clearly different.

This pot has modest proportions but it also has great presence. Whilst we admire the Leach standard ware his individual signed pots are about John himself – taking forward the ‘Leach brand’ but nonetheless clearly expressing his character and distinctive voice."

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Preparation For Graduate Show on Snowy Tuesday

In spite of heavy snowy conditions the Gallery staff worked hard to strip the Christmas Show and make headway with preparations for


Exhibition of work by 2009 graduates from English Universities

CERAMICS - Marshall Coleman, Nicola Bayley, Tracey Potts, Matthew Cook, Carol Jacobs, Matthew Marsh,
Darren Ellis, Patrice Larkin, Hiromi Nakajima, Amanda Stead & Hannah Mcintyre.
GLASS - Simone Bremmer
STEEL - Jack Wilson
PRINTMAKER - Phil Murray
PAINTING - Chris Madeley & Julie Davis

Sat, 9th Jan 2010 - Sun, 31st Jan 2010




More  work to do, but we are well on the way so if the staff can't get  in because of snow and icy conditions we shall have the Exhibition up and running for the launch.