Join us on Wednesday 26 August for the private view of Paper, Slip, Scissors, when established makers Sophie MacCarthy and Richard Phethean will be welcoming you to the exhibition.
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from the makers themselves about their vibrant works and careful crafting techniques.
About Paper, Scissors, Slip
Sophie’s classic forms and intricate stencil decoration join together with Richard’s meticulous abstract designs on curious constructed shapes in Paper, Scissors, Slip. Their passion for design and colour, alongside the similarities in their making process creates a complimentary combination of works that are a delight to see in this exhibition.
Sophie’s pieces,using a mixture of stencils and brushstrokes on traditional forms, appear to create movement and depth within each decoration. Floating leaves swim in front of your eyes upon her carefully crafted plates while robin’s rest on branches within wheel thrown mugs.
Richard’s forms stand proudly – each one so full of character that his abstract decoration could be likened to clothes draped across each piece.
Together Sophie MacCarthy and Richard Phethean celebrate a bold and joyous approach to colour through the use of slip on their earthenware pieces.
Please note: Entrance to exhibition via backdoor on Gilbert Place. Numbers will be carefully managed to increase safety, you may be asked to queue for a short time if the exhibition reaches capacity. We ask that all guests wear a mask while inside the gallery.