Celebrating the work of Adam Frew, this solo exhibition focuses on his clean, traditional, porcelain forms, decorated with colourful and imaginative markings.
Each of his pieces are thrown on the potters wheel and subtly show the makers hand, which creates a beautiful sense of life within the craftsmanship of his work.
‘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
Based in rural Northern Ireland, Adam is known for his functional ware and large one-off pots. 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.
Our “New Members” exhibition is packed with inspired works blurring the lines between art and craft. Showcasing something for each artistic taste; from the likes of Gail Altschuler, timeless simplicity by Jennifer Amon and Verity Howard’s sculptural pieces. The wide array of display also includes complex pieces from Timothy Copsey, red stone clay improvisational music inspired work of Julian King-Salter, domestic objects by Francis Lloyd-Jones balancing between looseness and definition, to a more contemporary storytelling through figurative ceramics by Craig Mitchell, and narrative visual fragments by Carolyn Tripp.