Sunday, 8 May 2011

Fired Works: Group Ceramic Show

It’s been a busy couple of weeks since my last post. I’ve been preparing for a group exhibition of ceramics, which opened yesterday in a local gallery. We had our private view on Friday night which was good fun. We had some wine, lots of giggles, a couple of emotional speeches (which sometimes happens after all the hard work!) and between all the chatting and meeting of friends and family I took a few snapshots of the gallery. Hopefully the photos will be teasers to encourage people to come and see the show if they’re in the area!

The show is called Fired Works and it’s a group ceramic show of 13 potters and ceramicists all based here on the Isle of Wight. The work is a wide selection of wheel-thrown functional ware, hand-building, slab work, sculpture and coiled pots – and although all of the makers involved have very distinctive styles, they all complement each other very well. So hopefully there’s something in this show for everyone. Below is a composite picture including my mustard pots, preserve jars, mugs and jugs on a display cabinet.

The exhibition is being held in the Rope Store Gallery which is a part of the Quay Arts Centre in Newport. The space itself has a lovely atmosphere, full of light and reflections from the nearby River Medina – so it’s a treat to be showing our work there. The Quay Arts Centre itself is a converted warehouse and a great place for visitors. As well as the Rope Store Gallery, there’s another exhibition space called The Michael West Gallery upstairs, a theatre of events, a café bar serving lunches and coffees and also a gift shop full of local artists’ work (I also sell my pots in the shop by the way!). We’re very lucky to have such a place on the island!

The show runs from Sat 7th May to Sat 11th June 2011 and entry is free. Please click on our flier image below for more information.

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