We are pleased once again to be able to bring together two makers with contrasting skills and approaches to their work. Importantly, their ceramics demonstrate the relationship between the effective handling of clay to produce singular pieces and the decorative techniques that clearly express the creative personality of the maker.
Yvette Glaze will be here at Bevere for the first time. The inspiration for her ceramic art comes from objects that retain a story and emotional imprint from their history. This can be seen through layers of paint, rust, texture and pattern. She begins her process by sketching, painting and printing and works instinctively to capture how she feels about the image. Her explorations lead to work on clay. She uses multi-layered techniques in her ceramics using slips, coloured clay, print, texture and mark making. Her interest is in creating painted art on the clay surface and then building a sculptural form that works with each unique piece.
Anna Silverton has exhibited several times at Bevere and her work has always been much admired. The elegance of her design, monochrome decoration and the quality of each finished vessel is outstanding. Each piece has great presence. Her work is a classic example of the impact of shape and scale with monochrome decoration. We know from the response of our visitors to the Gallery that her work is well received. Anna is a teacher of ceramics and we are in no doubt that her pupils will benefit considerably from her undoubted skills and knowledge of the craft.