Tuesday, 23 January 2018

The Curator's View February 2018

Here we are again – the first featured maker month of our year following on the Annual Graduate Show. Which according to the considerable feedback we have had this year was much enjoyed by our visitors. The show continues until 30th January so I am not able to advise on the graduate with the most votes or the lucky name drawn from the hat. We will be letting you know as soon as the show closes.
There are three makers featured from  February 3rd  to 28th. Once again, we have tried to ensure that there is a stimulating contrast between the makers.

Sophie Southgate has exhibited at Bevere before and regular visitors will remember her use of vivid contrasting colour which enhances her geometric pots – all made with great skill and meticulous concern for detail and precision. They are very distinctive.

Sarah Jenkins is new to Bevere. We were impressed when we saw her work for the first time at Ceramic Art London in 2017. Her sgraffito decoration is clearly contemporary abstraction, but with an interesting primitive feel. Her monochrome decoration adds to the presence of each of her pieces. We are  confident that Sarah's inspirational work will have the same impact on our visitors as it it did on us.    

Jane Muir is our third featured maker. She has previously brought so much pleasure to our visitors with her amusing sculptures both large and small. They are  pieces that  make an immediate impact. It is their anonymity that allows us to identify for ourselves familiar individuals. Subtle colour and seductive surface textures are key elements in her work; immensely appealing but never sentimental. I am also looking forward to hosting the Makers Lunch on the first Saturday, when Jane will be talking informally about her sculpture and her creative spirit.
Stuart Dickens