The gallery philosophy of contrast and diversity in ceramics is evident in this month's three featured makers – indeed more so than most. Each of thse ceramicists brings a refreshingly different perspective to the clay object as a work of art. I do not want to get into the art /craft debate but there is little doubt in my mind that it is artistic creativity underpinned by high level craft skills that is the measure of quality.
The maker new to Bevere this month is Midori Takaki.
Martin McWilliam has shown at
Bevere on several occasions and he is another who always surprises with the inventiveness of his work and his use of texture, contrasting clays and found pieces. Exploration is a key word here. His pieces often have a strong archaeological feel as some of them manifest objects found within the clay. Trompe l'oeil has been a feature of his ceramics for a number of years and his large and small 'vessels' always excite interest.
Debbie Barber is here again.
So there we are; another group of makers who demonstrate so well why we believe in the power of studio ceramics to bring light and joy into our lives.