“Dual Function” is a celebration of form and function in ceramic art, a captivating exhibition featuring the work of two distinguished ceramicists, Terry Bell-Hughes and Chris Keenan.
Bell-Hughes is known for his quirky, full of character thrown and hand-built pieces, reflecting influences from both Oriental and British country ware. His stoneware pots with ash glazes and slips have earned him recognition as one of Wales’ most celebrated potters.
Chris Keenan’s functional pots have been a staple in the ceramic world for over 25 years, with a recent addition of a red glaze to his already impressive tenmoku and celadon palette.
Our first exhibition of the year features inspiring work from an impressive sixteen newly selected members of the Craft Potters Association. Expect sculptural, functional, minimal and hugely detailed pieces, each made with unique but equally impressive precision and skill.
Peter Black, Katie Braida, Anthony Dix, Ant & Di Edmonds, Barbara Gittings, Diane Griffin, Robyn Hardyman, Kerry Hastings, Lise Herud Braten, Emma Lacey, Sue Mundy, Simon Olley, Laura Plant, Jane Sheppard, Elly Wall and Yusun Won.
“We aim for perfection and celebrate imperfections as they can bring surprises and differences which help to keep our work and our relationship with it exciting.”
“Through my education, practice and persistence I have developed a unique method with an aim of utilising the versatility of clay to its potential.”
“My making process is a daily repetition in a calm and quiet place. My work is a reflection of thoughts and sensibility in these moments of making.”
“I am wary of having a formula, thinking I have cracked the code… The feeling of satisfaction is surely my enemy. I need to stay focused on trying to create work that has real freedom in it, freedom from materials, method or mentality.”
“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.”