Monday 3 August 2020

Bevere gallery - June 2020 - 1

The Bevere Gallery in Worcester, June exhibition.

First exhibition at the gallery since the lockdown, and what a variety of makers and pots! Because of the large number of ceramics displayed, there will be two posts.

Furthermore, it felt very comfortable being there, as the owners had made every effort to make the place safe from transmitting infection.

Wonderful sculpture in the garden, I don't know who the maker is.

Christy Keeney:

One of my favourite ceramicists. 

In Christy Keeney's figurative ceramics, sculpture and drawing overlap. In the early 1980's Keeney visited a retrospective exhibition of Picasso at the Tate gallery and many of his influences derived from seeing that work - especially a collection of small cardboard cut-out and folded figurative sculptures. These two dimensional pieces opened a world of possibilities on how he would approach his work. He lives in Donegal.




Hobby Horse

Face brooches

Nick Joyce:

Never Not Broken (bronze)

With Open Arms (bronze)

Sharon Griffin:

I think Griffin's sculptures are very interesting, particularly the faces, but I hate those animal ears she sticks on their heads. A pity.

Faun with Cat Ears

Faun with Golden Ears

With Love in her Heart

Ali Thomlin:

Adam Buick:

Large stoneware jar

Moon Jar

Small moon jars

Small moon jars

Kim Colebrook:

Walter Keeler:

Keeler started working with salt glaze in the 19s70, making 'strange one-off pieces' and then decided to make pots that people could use. The handles of his pots of that period are reminiscent of Mediterranean amphorae. Just as he was about to abandon pottery, as he was not making a living out of it, he had his major breathrough when he got a scholarship of £5,000 from the Arts Council, and this resulted in an increase in confidence and his work started selling. 

There have been two major concerns throughout his career: the relationship between forms and bringing sculptural considerations into functional pots. 'It's important for objects to have a life'. 'I find it quite a wrench to separate the design from the making'.

Thorn Handle Earthenware Jug

Medium Oval Jug



Craig Underhill:

Walking and Looking

Edge of the Sea

Tim Andrews:

Andrews' vessels are raku or smoked fired. Most of his pieces are thrown, although some new work is handbuilt. A lot of his work is black and white with linear decoration or burnished muted coloured slips.

Winged porcelain curling piece

Oval footed porcelain form

Green and blue vessel

Burnished Banded Humbug

Hennie Meyer:

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