Wednesday 26 February 2020

Winter exhibition at the Bevere Gallery - 2

Winter exhibition at the Bevere Gallery, Worcester - 2

Lara Scobie:

Tall oval vessel

Tilted vessel - orange interior

Large bowl with 23ct gold interior

Medium vessel with 23ct gold interior

Oval vessel/ red interior

Medium vase

Debbie Barber:

Clementina Van der Walt:

Kara Taylor:

Amy Hill:

Izzy Pass:

Nick Joyce:

Never Not Broken (bronze)

With Open Arms, (bronze)

Victoria Eden:

Ali Tomlin:

Walter Keeler:

To see a lecture and demonstration by Walter Keeler go here

Jack Doherty:

Sunday 23 February 2020

Winter exhibition at the Bevere Gallery - 1

Winter exhibition at the Bevere Gallery, Worcester, - 1.

Jitka Palmer:


a different view

Charlotte Voaden:

Sophie Southgate:

Grey/orange vessel

Christy Keeney:

Flat Head


Barry Stedman:

Slab vessel, Borderline series

Sharron Griffin:

The Stars Beneath her Feet

Woman from the Wild

With Love in her Heart

Dancers in the Forest #2

Dancers in the Forest #1

Dancers in the Forest #3

Saturday 15 February 2020

Tighter, Tighter by Jemma Gowland

Tighter, Tighter,  by Jemma Gowland at the Bevere Gallery, Worcester.

'This work explores the way that girls are constrained from birth to conform to an appearance and code of behaviour to present a perfect face and maintain the expectations of others. The disrupted surfaces describe the vulnerability beneath'.

Gowland first trained for a BSc in Engineering product design and worked in the fields of industrial design, production and architectural model making before becoming a teacher of Design and Technology. With experience in making and using a very broad range of materials for a wide range of purposes, ceramics became an abiding interest with its unique versatility and surface possibilities.

She has studied ceramic skills and specialisms on a number of courses, before completing the Ceramics Diploma at City Lit, as well as life sculpture and figurative studies. Being a mother and daughter as well as a woman working in a male field, has led to an examination of the role of the female and how societal norms still shape the way children are raised.

The skirt is made of the whitest and thinnest porcelain I have ever come across. Gowland has warned that due to the fragility of the material, bits may come off and that this is natural and part of the nature of the work. As we were unpacking the sculpture, some very fine bits did indeed come off.