At the time of writing, it feels that Spring has not yet sprung and Winter still has a few remaining teeth, nevertheless we have featured makers in April that will certainly augur the change of season. Two of our featured ceramicists have shown here before and as always we are pleased to be showing a maker for the first time.
Sally Streuli is the new maker to Bevere. We are delighted to see her work which is inspired by her archaeological background. Sally’s stoneware pots reflect the robust style of their ancient predecessors. The dark exteriors purposefully contrast with the highly detailed interiors where flora and fauna-rich decorations are derived from classic china patterns and adapt traditional decorative techniques, including hand painting, transfers and lots of gold.
Christopher Taylor is a previous winner of our Graduate show who has become an established ceramicist with a growing reputation. He brings together traditional ceramic decoration and contemporary abstract art. His vessels have presence and in various sizes and forms bring pleasure to his many admirers. Good to have him here again.
Penny Fowler works in cast porcelain which is the canvas for her clean, precise decoration of finely made pots. She is more interested in form rather than function and bringing together opacity with the translucency of porcelain. She describes herself as a London based potter whose work reflects 21st century living and the city in which she lives and works. She has kindly agreed to take part in this month’s Makers Lunch and I am delighted that all of the available places have been taken up it should be a most enjoyable and stimulating event.