If you are already tired of dark mornings and early evenings, then, I hope that the new studio ceramics that we have during November and December will bring more than a little light into your life. As regular readers of this blog will know, we have been featuring the work of a selected group of ceramicists who are Associates of the Craft Potters Association. Whilst these potters are not yet full members of the CPA, on the evidence of those that have been shown over the past months they are no less skilled or committed to their craft. We have had fine examples of both craft and creativity and upcoming we have the last four of the group who clearly maintain the standard.
Firstly, our featured makers this month are Margaret Curtis,
|Multicolour Pots by Carolyn Genders|
Carolyn is an old friend of Bevere Gallery and as always it is a pleasure to have a small group of her latest pieces. She is particularly admired for her decoration. Her book ‘Sources of Inspiration’ gives us insights into her approach. The landscape of Sussex where she lives and works is a major source of that inspiration and this will be evident in these pots.
Ruthanne has not had new work here for a time. This Californian born potter has a wonderful flowing and organic throwing style that brings movement and nuance to so much of her work. This latest group of pots adds to the richness and diversity of the exhibitors this month. It really is a joy to set out work of this quality – it requires only a little help from me as with all good pots – they speak for themselves.
Wendy Fowler - painterly pieces with sgraffitto drawings reflect her love of the coastal landscape of beach huts, boats and houses. Guaranteed to remind us of past summer holidays.
Jane Gibson is exhibiting pieces that are distinct, elegantly thrown, smoke fired pots. The pieces
are well chosen for the variety of shapes
and her studies of Indian rural potters have clearly influenced her approach.
She uses a paper kiln technique which she evolved as a result of her travels in
|Jane Gibson's Raku Pots|
Christine Gray also produces work in a technique which she has developed over time. These pots are made upside down and right way up they look very much like a large flower about to get in full bloom or a splash in brilliant white paint. Whatever these vessels may evoke for you, they are pristine lambent pieces that capture every lumen of winter light.
|Ceramics by Marianne von Tucka|
|Pottery by Lisa Hammond|
|Oil Painting "Rococo" by Tim Burns|