Thursday, 26 January 2017

THE CURATOR'S VIEW – February 2017

Firstly, I need to comment on the 11th Annual Graduate Show which filled the gallery for the first month of the year. I was heartened that so many people enjoyed the show and were impressed with the quality of the selected graduates.
As always, it was an exciting start to our year and thanks to everyone who voted for their favourite  :-

In February, we have three featured makers, one of whom is exhibiting with us for the first time.
 Scott Wilson graduated with a ceramic degree in 2015 and has made a an impact since then with his wonderfully textured pieces and the  interplay of monochrome light and dark. Not difficult to see how he made an impact at New Designers One Year On.

 He is also joining us for the Curator's Lunch being held on Friday 3rd February – not too late to book as we have one or two places still available.

 Jack Doherty is one of our regular exhibitors. We will see again his luminescent work which resonates with the Cornish blue which has been even more evident since his move to Mousehole.   This group is distinctly Jack's work and his soda fired glazing and skilled throwing gives each of his pieces a quality which is so pleasing to the eye. I have always admired his ceramics.

 Jade Crompton

was in our Graduate Show in 2015 and her computer aided design created quite a stir then. She has now been acknowledged for her innovative approaches to mould making and ceramic design and we are delighted to be showing her latest work. This small group of her work is in white semi-porcelain, if you prefer other colours we are able to commission pieces directly from her. It is always encouraging to see the work of someone who featured in our Graduate Show and that our judgement in selecting her is underpinned with subsequent successful making. She would have been with us at the Curator's Lunch, but she has a ceramic project in New York at that time.

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