Twelve years of exhibitions have established Bevere Gallery as one of the leading UK ceramic showcases, not only in the eyes of our clients but also the significant number of ceramicists that we represent. The Gallery’s philosophy has remained a constant – to demonstrate and promote high level skills in contemporary studio ceramics, the range and diversity of making styles and support for new and emerging talent. Importantly, we also believe in setting work in the wider context of original prints and paintings. Representing over 100 ceramicists places Bevere alongside the best of the UK’s galleries and our exhibition schedules show that we continue to attract makers among the ceramic elite. Informality is also an essential element here. A gallery where all are welcome and encouraged to look at, handle and talk freely and openly about what they see – like it or not! Engaging with our visitors is important – they need to be able to ask about what is in front of them and gain insights into the making and creative process. Bevere Gallery has maintained its standards over the last twelve years and has taken the view that quality attracts visitors and sustains their interest. We continue to flourish because we deliver an important message about contemporary studio ceramics that makes such an important contribution to our cultural life.
2020 a year for change
2020 has afforded us the time and opportunity to make some changes to the business. Some of our visitors may remember the Cafe on the ground floor of the Coach House building, this is now our Original Prints Gallery where you will find work across all print making disciplines by over thirty Print Makers from around the country.
The Cafe is now simply offering a takeaway service through the re-fashioned kitchen window with seating in the cafe garden and in our Pods over looking the views towards Hawford.
Both rooms upstairs in the Coach House, which had previously been let out, are now back within the Gallery portfolio and show a range of contemporary original paintings including local scenes.
The old deep litter chicken shed remains our Ceramics Gallery, but again we have changed our way of showing work which means that we can now display studio ceramics by over sixty makers at any one time with original paintings on the walls.
By the side of the Ceramics Gallery we still operate our busy Framing Department.
To further enhance the whole site, Yew Trees timber framed building in our wooded area behind the gallery, is now leased to three professional local artists.
Susan Birth – Mixed Media Artist
Dan Holden – Abstract Artist
Richard Nicholls – Fine Art Photographer
Each artist has their own studio which visitors are welcome to look into to see works in progress and to chat to the artists. There is also a shared exhibition space within the building which is hung ‘gallery’ style and from where you may purchase original artwork.
It is a really positive addition to our site; bringing artwork alive and offering visitors the opportunity to discuss art directly with the artists.
The Studios are open Tuesday to Saturday 10-4.
The Gallery, Framing and Takeaway Cafe are open Tuesday to Saturday 9-5
We look forward to seeing you soon and many thanks to everyone who has continued to visit us throughout a somewhat unusual year, we and our Makers and Artists all really appreciate your support.