Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Ceramics and Glass

The gallery is not only a showcase for wonderful paintings but also houses a collection of some stunning work by contemporary crafts people, artists in clay, porcelain and glass.
The beautifully free and expressive work of Linda Styles whose multi layered, organically abstract pieces are always visually and physically exciting.  Like an explosion of joie de vivre with her own glaze mixes and lustres layered and singing from each piece.
The work of Charlotte Jones is made from the fabric of Cornwall itself,  with local clays from St Agnes and coloured with oxides and clays that she digs and collects herself.  The inspiration for the pieces is clearly derived from Cornwall with echoes of slate roofs and surf smoothed stones, granite etched fields and wind bent hawthorn.

The pieces are  wonderful to hold. The whole pot being built like a three dimensional collage, the pattern built into the structure, going all the way through rather than coating the surface.

Denise Roberts makes work that is a combination of thrown and hand building techniques.  Her work is hand coloured before firing

There is a slightly vintage playful feel  to her work, which makes sense as her inspiration comes partly  from a childhood of family holidays spent caravanning around Britain.
If you are a visitor to the gallery you may have noticed the bright and beautiful works in fused glass that are always carefully placed to compliment the paintings.
These are the work of David Pascoe, who used to work as a fisherman, going to sea daily off the Cornish coast.  The influence is there in the glass, the pieces are reminiscent of the colours found in buoys and nets, they have a slightly retro feel and are defiantly full to bursting with glorious colour.
These are just a few of the artists that we represent, visit the website for more or visit us in the gallery.

1 comment:

Broad said...

Glass Desks.Thanks for the list. Must have taken a while to put it together.