Wednesday, 27 February 2013


It is time for some blue sky and the occasional appearance of the sun. Spring may be near but the last vestiges of winter linger. I hope that our featured makers this month will lighten the gloom and herald a change in the weather.
Raewyn Harrison is new to Bevere. I first saw her work at Ceramic Art London and was impressed with her craft skills and her imaginative use of print on clay. This work is different and has already created great interest. New Zealand born, Raewyn combines English heritage with contemporary ceramics in a way that sits well in any setting.

Sculptures by Gaynor & Paul
Ostinelli and Priest have delivered a new group of work for this month. There is a growing interest in ceramic sculpture and the quality of Gaynor and Paul’s modelling is among the best. Their appeal is the character which they give their subjects. Even two pieces which may look similar have a different set of the eyes or a turn of the head. We are delighted to be featuring their work again.
Rachel Wood has also been a regular exhibitor at Bevere. She is currently in Australia undertaking a residency and before leaving, she has let us have a group of pots which were a pleasure to unpack. The influence of landscape is evident in texture and her colour palette. Although each pot varies in scale and look well in groups, they individually command attention. This is some of the best work we have had from Rachel, who is committed to developing her craft and opening up new possibilities.
 Collection from Louise's green/frog range

We will also be showing a new collection from  

Louise Darby
which shows her decorating skills to great effect.  

Gayle Ansell is just setting out on her ceramics career and we are much taken with her saggar- fired dishes.

Pete Higgs has new pieces in too and he is developing a series based on natural forms such as hazelnuts and conkers, in porcelain and raku.

The weather may not be anything different, but you can be sure that the gallery will always have something new and exciting to lighten the spirit.

Stuart Dickens- Ceramic Curator

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Winner of The Bevere Gallery Graduate Award 2013

The winner of the Bevere Gallery Graduate Award this year is Valerie Price-West from  Carmarthenshire- the University of Wales

Congratulations to Valerie.  Her ceramic sculptures were truly worthy of this.

Quote from Valerie:-  "Having been voted best at Bevere Graduate Show 2013 by the public far out ways a first at my graduation. It's great to see that the type of work I make as well as the narrative behind it has been appreciated".
We are delighted with this win and look forward to working with her throughout the year.

Hundreds of visitors voted with all the Graduates receiving votes. 
 The close runner up was Ben Esthop. 

 The voting visitor who won the £100 to spend in the Gallery was Linda Botsman from Ledbury.  She was drawn from the hat by,  firstly two young family members- Cameron and Billy and their friend Harry (Supervised by Kim)  and then from these three Linda's voting slip was the one picked by Edward Baldwin who was runner up in our very first Graduate Award.