Monday, 29 July 2013

Curator's View - August 2013

The high temperature and humidity has created a somewhat languid mood in us all, however at Bevere we try hard to create a different and hopefully refreshing look each month by showing diverse and contrasting studio ceramics.
This month sees the return of makers we have long admired and a potter who was one of the standout exhibitors from the Cornwall Show last year.
is a German ceramicist from Munich
 Some of you will remember her pieces when they were shown in our German Show in 2010. Christiane’s vessels have a presence created through high level skills and elegant design. They are tactile pieces which combine traditional and contemporary sensibilities. It is good to have this fine work back in the gallery and I hope that you will like it as much as we do.
PETER BEARD is a doyen of British studio ceramicists. Earth and Fire and was very well received.
This group of pots shows his technical prowess and his design skills. Peter and Christiane have been friends for a long time and I know that they like to show together. The contrast in their work is stunning and Christian’s monochrome pieces sit so well alongside Peter’s often complex decoration. He has recently shown at in the gallery at Rufford concurrent with

CHARLOTTE JONES was one of over forty makers in the Cornwall show last year and many will remember her bowls
which are so redolent of the landscape in which she lives and works. She is a maker completely at one with her environment and you will find it hard to resist picking up these delightful pieces.

CHRISTY KEENEY  is arguably one of the best known and admired of
ceramic sculptures. His deconstructed figures are Christy’s distinctive voice and I never cease to enjoy his take on the human form. Artist in clay is a well-worn cliché, nevertheless it is an entirely appropriate description of this talented maker.

We will also be showing new work form CHRIS CARTER
and the sculpting partnership of OSTINELLI and PRIEST.

Hope you enjoy!

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