Spring is here – at least we all hope so – and we try to ensure that the Gallery provides an uplifting experience for our visitors. We are confident that our three featured makers will do just that. Consistent with our established principles they have original voices which will almost certainly make an impact.
Sharon Griffin – when Sharon was last featured at Bevere, she undertook one of our Maker’s Lunches. She gave an open and very frank view of her creative spirit and her distinctive approach to ceramic sculpture. Every piece has an original look and her intrinsic humour is evident in so many of them. One aspect of her work is the sculpting of faces and heads which often tell us so much about the inner character of the figure. The decoration is primarily in the choice of clay and the texturing generated through her modelling – a genuine sense of less is more. It is always a delight to have new work from Sharon as she generates so much to reflect on and most of all enjoy.
Jill Fanshawe Kato – Jill has been featured at Bevere Gallery for most of the years that we have given prominence to contemporary ceramics. She is a distinctive maker whose work is immediately recognisable. She has worked and exhibited often in Japan (her husband is Japanese) and the influence of the Far East is clear. Her carefully painted decoration captures the Japanese spirit. Her work has always been well received by our visitors – it has such a distinctive decoration. We look forward again to seeing a new body of her pieces. Jill’s tableware is guaranteed to add to the enjoyment of any meal.
Grainne Watts – is an eminent Irish ceramicist who made an exceptional impact at Bevere when she first exhibited here. The quality, colour and dynamic decoration lit up the Gallery and generated strong approval from our visitors. Anyone who believes that making pots is not art should spend some time with her work; it has a hand painted precision which can only be described as remarkable. Importantly. These are vessels which benefit from close inspection; then will be seen the subtle shape changing generated by her finely detailed and structured decoration.