Sunday, 19 February 2012

Curator's February's Message


What a dour month is February. Fortunately, Bevere Gallery provides colour and light to lift the prevailing gloom as visitors to see the latest featured makers will already have discovered.

It is always a pleasure to have new work from Kevin de Choisy whose glazing must rank amongst the best of studio ceramicists. I know that he has had a particularly difficult year and it is so good to see his work in the Gallery again.
Matt Horn's ceramics with John Harris's watercolours

Matt Horne's crystalline glazes have been very popular and we are showing the third group of his pots in just a few months. These are some of the best we have had and the quality of his throwing as well as the striking colours are a must see.

Large pots by Sarah Purvey
A newcomer to Bevere, Sarah Purvey is showing two large hand built vessels in her Landscape Series, which have a powerful presence. They are redolent of ancient pots but with a distinct contemporary feel - a reminder that man has been making pots for almost as long as he has been on earth.

Christine Gittins last showed with us in the South Wales Potters Show. This group of smoke fired pots and her jewellery are beautifully designed and crafted with an effective use of porcupine quills!!
Smoke fired pots by Christine Gittins
with John Harris's paintings
Add to these work from Ben Davies, Lisa Katzenstein, Jitka Palmer and John Higgins and you have an eclectic mix of quality studio ceramics.

The gallery team works hard to ensure that the look and feel of the gallery is constantly changing. One of the functions of the gallery is to ensure that we show exhibitors work in the most effective way. Pots need space and I hope you agree that we get it right most of the time. Enjoy.
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