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.
This solo exhibition celebrates the work of Akiko Hirai featuring her practical and decorative ceramic ware. Her Japanese cultural background and aesthetics strongly influence this collection while each piece is also perfectly rooted in contemporary designs.
The Contemporary Ceramics Christmas Show brings together a huge selection of carefully chosen pieces by many of our most collectable artists. Choose a truly unique, hand crafted work of art and give a gift that will last forever this Christmas.