Adam Frew

Thursday 22nd August - Saturday 14th September 2024

Adam Frew creates functional porcelain pieces and large one-off pots. His pieces are clean, traditional, forms thrown on the potters wheel that subtly show the makers hand and create a sense of life from the craftmanship of his work.

Based in rural Northern Ireland, his career began after spending time at the historic Winchcombe Pottery, then in Finland with Judy Makela, before going on to undertake a two year apprenticeship with Lisa Hammond in Greenwich, London. Having moved back to Northern Ireland he now works from his studio space beside his home in Aghadowey, Co.Derry.

 “I enjoy the spontaneity of throwing, the speed of production and I seek to reflect this energy in my mark making.  My marks are continually evolving, I am interested in contrasts; sharp lines, crayon scribbles, brush marks, sponged back sections.  It is this ongoing investigation that invigorates my making.”- Adam Frew

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Gabriele Koch

Gabriele Koch
Thursday 27th June - Saturday 20th July 2024

“Central to my work is the concept of the vessel: creating associations with sharing, ritual and celebration, reminders of our humanity, our history and connection with nature.”

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New Members of the Craft Potters Association

Thursday 25th July - Saturday 17th August 2024

Twelve new members of the Craft Potters Association exhibit their inspiring work in this second group show of 2024. Expect to be impressed once more, by a selection of skilfully made sculptural, figurative, organic and functional forms.
Marina Bauguil, Daniel Chau, Moira Goodall, Björk Haraldsdóttir, Paul James, Jaeeun Kim, John MacKenzie, Ania Perkowska, Birgit Pohl, Amanda-Sue Rope, Jessica Thorn, Kate Windibank

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Charles Bound: Learning to See

Thursday 19th September - Saturday 12th October 2024

Charles Bound ‘s work is unconsciously influenced by significant periods of time spent in the USA, Africa, and the UK. Loose and elemental, it reflects the rugged landscape of Wales, particularly of the farm environment where he lives and works today. The indeterminate process of seeing how it goes has always motivated Charles; often with the friendly eye of a visiting granddaughter who would help him decide what a piece was to be as it was developing.

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Akiko Hirai: Sleep On It

Thursday 17th October - Saturday 9th November 2024

Akiko Hirai makes largely functional ware using the Japanese tradition of allowing the clay itself to show the way in which it wants to be fired. She tries not to control her materials but to let them and the unpredictable environment of the kiln dictate much of the resulting shape and colour of her work.

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