Sunday, 12 February 2012

Bevere Gallery Graduate Award 2012

Congratulations to Chris Taylor who won the Bevere Gallery Graduate Award 2012
We are delighted with this win and look forward to working with Chris throughout the year

During February we staged the Annual Graduate Show

Chris Taylor gained his Masters degree in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art and submitted
an exciting new range of highly decorative one off ceramic pieces for us here at Bevere.

 With this award  Chris's will be one of our regular exhibitors in the Gallery.  He will be offered a weeks residency in the Stable Gallery space later in the year and he will be featured in the Graduate Show 2013 next February.
Chris at work on the Potter's Wheel

Chris says
"Currently I am exploring the idea of suggesting history through the application of surface decoration. This I achieve by layering combinations of brushed, poured and printed slip and glaze. In some areas the materials are haphazardly applied whilst in others they are rubbed back to reveal what is underneath. By working in this way I intend to produce objects which have a richness, a depth to the surface. A sense of what has gone before.

I am thrilled to have been voted the best maker at the graduate show. Since graduating from my Masters I have been further developing my ideas and this is the first time some of the work has been presented to the public. It is great to feel that my work is appreciated by the people who came to the show."

During this popular exhibition 323 Gallery visitors were invited to vote for their favourite exhibitor with a chance to join the draw and win £100 to spend in the Gallery.  Jenny Pearce from Hereford voted for Chris and her name was drawn out of the hat.  She will now be dropping in to spend her prize.

Printed slipware pots, predecessors of Chris's work that was exhibited at Bevere.


Image of some of Chris's previous work which was
thrown, white earthenware slipware.

This year the exhibition showed a great deal of diversity and and a  very high standard throughout.

Runner Up  was
Orli Ivano

& 3rd
Keith Varney

 Congratulations to all. 
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