Saturday, 15 September 2018

The Curator's View - October 2018

It is always a pleasure to change over the gallery and create a different look. This month is going to be special as we have three makers who have been with us a few times before and they have always generated interest through their creativity and undoubted artistry.

Akiko Hirai is one of our favourites and we are pleased to see her work here again. Her Japanese origins are clearly evident in most of her pieces but they are nevertheless contemporary and often at the edge of design and ceramic development. It is her innovative spirit which pervades her making that attracts so many to her fine vessels. I am particular pleased that she will be joining us for the Makers Lunch to be held on on 6 October.

It is too long since Alasdair MacDonell  

and Sally MacDonell
have shown here and I have missed their exceptionally innovative and original approaches to ceramic sculpture.  They do have distinct stylistic voices, however they  share the same values in terms of skills and a concern to enhance the home with objects of beauty and long-lasting interest. I last saw Sally's work at Ceramic Art London and was struck then by the maturity and confidence in her making.

More than any language we might choose to describe the work this month, the smile is likely to be the most common expression of the pleasure that I know will be generated by Akiko, Alasdair and Sally

Stuart Dickens
Ceramic Curator
September 2018

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Next Maker's Lunch Saturday 6th October

We are delighted that Akiko Hirai has agreed to join us for the Makers Lunch on 6 October between 1200 and 1400. when she will be discussing her fine work which will be featured during October.

She describes her work as semi-spontaneous and we can see the freedom of expression which marks her use of clay. This promises to be an exceptionally interesting and enjoyable time with this highly respected maker – as well as a delicious lunch.

To join us ring Bevere Gallery 
 01905 754484   and book your place – there are only a limited number of places.