The Graduate Show was a success for exhibitors and for the gallery's reputation for supporting emerging talent in ceramics and the applied applied arts. At the time of writing, I am unaware of the winner of the visitors' poll to find their favourite maker, but I am aware that there are several contenders - judging by the voting so far.
It is always a problem setting up the gallery after the buzz of the Graduate Show, however, I am in no doubt that February is the most fitting start to the featured maker programme given it is the Gallery's 10th anniversary year – sorry to mention it again.
Furthermore we have the good fortune to be showing the latest work made by Jane Hamlyn, one of a trio of makers
Another Bevere favourite is Clare Crouchman.
The third featured maker this month is Warwick based Claire Seneviratne. She is new to Bevere and we are pleased to be able to show her striking smoke fired pots as well as her jewellery.
This attractive decorative rather than functional ware which I know will make an impact in the gallery.
Once again, if there are issues which you would like to comment on or indeed constructive views about what we strive to achieve in the gallery do not hesitate to engage with me either through the blog page or in person if you see me at Bevere.