Thursday, 25 February 2016

March 2016 - Ceramic Curator's Comments

This month we are featuring the work of two new names to Bevere with a maker who is no stranger to the Gallery and is amongst the best known of UK potters. What they have in common is their ability to make an impact, albeit from very different perspectives.

is one of the key figures in UK studio ceramics. His one man show here, several years ago, attracted great interest. Recognised for his making and decorating skills, such adept working with clay only comes from years of experience. I have great respect for his timeless craftsmanship and I hope that our visitors will be similarly moved.

is one of the new names at least until I saw her work for the first time at Ceramic Art London in  2015. My immediate reaction was to ask her to be part of our featured maker programme. Her ceramic houses, both individually and in groups, invoked for me the range and diversity of buildings in old communities. This original work provides an interesting contrast to more conventional ceramics.

is an Australian ceramicist who has lived in the UK for a number of years. His raku pots have elegant design and striking decorative technique. He is also new to Bevere, although I have owned one of his pots for a number of years - why has it taken so long for me to ask him to feature here? We look forward to showing his work in a month which truly defines everything the Gallery seeks in its featured maker programme – quality, contrasting diversity and a distinctive voice.

Whilst on the subject of diversity, we have of course a considerable range of other work for you to see and I am sure there will be pieces that you have not seen before. Amongst them we will have finely decorated plates from

See you soon I hope.

Stuart Dickens

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