Thursday, 1 March 2012

John Maltby Returns This Month


"The Gallery owner Alastair Taylor and I have just returned from one of our regular visits to see John Maltby and John Leach.

Nick Rees & John Leach
We wanted to refresh the signature pieces of the Muchelney Potters and on our return to Worcester we visited John Leach and were able to choose new pots by him and Nick Rees. We will be having more Mark Melbourne work a little later. As always, we were made to feel very much at home and  were pleased to hear that Muchelney Pottery continues to flourish.

The new work of the two John’s and Nick Rees is now on show in the Gallery

Small Sculptures by Annie Peaker

Speaking of new work we are showing the remarkable sculptures of Annie Peaker for the first time. The quality of the modelling is excellent and the subject matter ‘Street Life’ is inspired by urban images from the past. We look forward to hearing the response of our visitors to this very different work.

Pots by Emily Myers

 Ekle Sada's Capriccio Beakers

Following a most enjoyable (and inspirational) visit to Ceramic Art London, we now have commitments from more makers to show during the next year. We also brought back small selections of work by Emily Myers whose finely crafted pots have been absent too long from the gallery; Martin McWilliam whose trompe l’oeil pots always draw an appreciative smile – sadly we only have eight small pieces this time and Elke Sada, who won the Innovation Prize at the exhibition preview, has provide another eight tea bowls to complement the striking group of larger pots that we already have at Bevere.
Ceramics by John Hoadley & Watercolours by John Harris

If your appetite is still not whetted, then we are showing the work of a well known American potter who we continue to represent – Thomas Hoadley

Once again we are delighted to maintain the Gallery’s strength in depth and to explore the rich diversity of contemporary ceramics."

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