Bringing together the joy of colour with bold and creative shapes, this exhibition celebrates the versatility of clay in expressive statement ceramics with three high profile makers.
Tanya Gomez is a celebrated ceramicist renown for her porcelain vessels in her signature lustrous colours. In this exhibition she explores new glazes in softer hues alongside brighter colours, displaying works with deliciously smooth surfaces you will want to reach out and touch.
“This show has enabled me to work towards a body of work that is full of joy in making and an affirmation of what I love doing. I know the pieces well and there are challenges in each vessel. “ – Tanya Gomez
Richard Wilson interprets the beauty of the creative world around us through patterns and colours, using pots as three-dimensional canvases. Introducing works that explore a simplicity of form, with egg shaped or straight sided bowls, in this exhibition he will be showcasing decoration using iron pigment he has collected from the cliffs at West Bay upon matt surfaces.
“Decoration is the journey I take to balance colour and design to the pot the slips I use I treat like oil paints using different shape brushes to create shapes and pattern and a slip trailer to draw on top.” – Richard Wilson
Jenny Southam’s ideas for her hand-built and hand-decorated figurative ceramic sculptures draw from the realms of European and English mythology, from domestic incidents and rituals, and more recently, from a rich seam of stories handed down through her ancestral Nordic forebears.
“When I enter the studio I am searching for that serene state of absolute absorption that making and drawing can gift us, which we all wish will, in some manner, enrich our audience.” – Jenny Southam
Together these artists present a show full of diversity and passion, presenting pieces that are intrinsically linked to their creators and the expression that has been unleashed in the work.
Matthew Chambers is an internationally recognised ceramic artist creating mesmerising sculptures that draw the eye into the deepest depth of each piece.
Sue Hanna and Antonia Salmon are both renowned for their ceramic sculptures, their individual careers have lead their works to be displayed, and held in collections, across the UK and internationally. Together their pieces are both unfamiliar and comforting with strong shapes, smoke fired surfaces and deliciously smooth edges a running theme throughout this striking collection.