THE CURATOR'S VIEW – October 2016
Firstly, the sad news is that Chiu-I Wu is unable to exhibit with us this month and I hope it will not be too long before we see her fine work in Bevere again. Fortunately we have two other makers who will bring light, colour and elegant design to the gallery.
Sutton Taylor is new to the gallery. I have no idea why it has taken us so long to invite a maker of such eminence and reputation to show at Bevere – thankfully he is with us this month. His lustre-ware vessels have been described as 'vibrant and luminous' and I anticipate that his work will have considerable impact on all who visit the gallery this month. He has pieces in numerous public collections including the V&A Museum, Los Angeles County Museum, the Alhambra Museum in Spain, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. We can now add Bevere to that list.
I have said so much about the work of Matt Horne over the years that I am sure he will need no introduction to many of you. His crystalline glazing is amongst the best in my view and add to this his skilled throwing and he produces ceramics of sheer beauty and quality. I am so chuffed that we have two fine decorators in the gallery this month.
There are often discussions in the Gallery about ceramic tableware and the extent to which fine bespoke pieces add so much to the eating experience. As we are a featured maker short this month, I thought we might feature some of the tableware we have in the gallery.
Amongst the makers will be
Kaori Tatebayashi seen so often in interiors magazine
and Stuart Carey
Discover how your choice of ceramics can add so much to the look and the taste of a meal.