Friday, 24 May 2013

Ceramics Now


Bevere Gallery was proud to celebrate the CPA’s 50th Anniversary with an appropriately prestigious show involving some of the best studio potters. The Gallery is now pleased to be taking part in an event which is the first of its kind for the CPA and the four participating galleries. CeramicsNow will simultaneously show the work of some sixty CPA members across four galleries – ourselves; New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham; The Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool and the Contemporary Ceramics Gallery in London.
We are excited about the twenty four makers that will be showing at Bevere both inside and outside –see below. There is a wonderfully diverse mix which should excite wide interest. We believe that the gallery remains an important vehicle for the promotion and sale of studio ceramics; a view which is shared by the participating galleries. Our role is to educate, stimulate and respond to change in positive ways that maintain momentum in the market. Importantly, we should enthusiastically and knowledgeably promote the work of the country’s finest craftsmen and women.
All aspects of cultural life are subject to the vagaries of fashion and public taste – and studio ceramics is no exception. Today’s collector is much more eclectic; responding to the objects that evoke a response whether it be intellectual, emotional or aesthetic. The Shock of the New is still a powerful stimulus to makers, gallerists and committed buyers – we should embrace it in the knowledge that renewal and reinvention is essential to a healthy ceramic culture and infrastructure.

In the Gallery: -
In the Courtyard and NEW Gallery Outback:-
Gallery Out Back
Sculptures in OutBack

Friday, 10 May 2013


Bevere Gallery Arts Award
in association with The Royal Grammar School, Worcester
Bevere Gallery is working with the Grammar School in Worcester in an effort to champion the Arts at GCSE and A Level and widen the audience for the School’s arts initiative.
RGS Worcester has a thriving Art Department, with highly experienced teachers covering a wide skill set. This ensures the production of high quality, creative work by the pupils and excellent exam results year on year. The school is keen to build on this excellent infrastructure to further support the work of the staff, excite pupils and demonstrate to parents and prospective parents that RGS has a superb Art Department.
The Annual Art Exhibition
The annual Art Exhibition in June features GCSE and A Level work pupils have produced. For the A Level students this is the culmination of a two-year A Level course and provides the portfolio of work necessary for moving into the art industry after school.
The winners of the awards will be chosen by Bevere Gallery representatives and announced at the end of the Student Graduate Show in July. Each winner - one at GCSE Level and one at A Level - will be presented with an Arts Trophy that will then remain within the School in the Trophy Cabinet.  Each winner will also receive a painting that they will keep.
The Trophies
The two Trophies are the work of Mike Bromage, artist and ceramicist, whose unique contemporary style will excite and encourage aspiring artists. Mike’s work demonstrates that, even in a world crowded with many craftsmen and artists, there is still ample space for original and provocative work.