It is remarkable how quickly our exhibition year goes by. However, we always try to ensure that our end of year programme is a stimulating and enjoyable event, fitting for the Season and a pleasure for all our many visitors. All of our five makers have shown at Bevere a number of times before and it is a delight to have them with us again.
Sasha’s hallmark style, a distinctive combination of pure white slip cast bone china, treated with unique decorating techniques and finished in a carefully chosen palette of muted, subtle colours, has made her work highly sought after by private collectors, museums and contemporary art galleries worldwide.
In the early 1980s, when he was at College, Christy 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 card-board cut-out and folded, figurative sculptures. These simple two dimensional pieces opened a world of possibilities on how he would approach his own work. We always have examples of his fine work in the Gallery, nevertheless we always look forward to a new group of his pieces with anticipation.
Lara emphasises that it is the balance between composition and form, absence and presence, that offers some of the most exciting opportunities for expressing her creative voice. She describes the space between pragmatic considerations and artistic intent – where technique, material, and creative insight meet – as the driving force behind her work. Her work always adds something special to the Gallery which immediately attracts our attention
Ross’s quite unique work has not been at Bevere for some time. His work now consists of a range of ‘ hand-built ‘ clocks, vases, dishes, candelabra, candlesticks and anything ‘funky’ enough to grab his imagination. He uses a great variety of colours and decorative techniques to get the effects he is looking for. We can predict that this work will make you smile.
It is particularly pleasing to have one of our favourite French makers here again after too long a time. She has developed a very personal interpretation of terre vernissée or slipware, which creates a translucence in her work and gives her decoration a quality one sees only in painting; something of a rarity in this medium. The elegance of her decoration and her choice of colour always appeals.
Finally we have two Maker’s Lunches during this longer feature programme. We have had a particularly enjoyable programme of Lunches this year and I am no doubt that these two Lunches in November and December will sustain that reputation.
Sasha Wardell – Saturday, November 9 (1200 -1400)