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Previous Exhibitions

Seen and Unseen: Ingrid Murphy

Seen and Unseen: Ingrid Murphy

The Language of Clay Part II

Main Gallery

30 March 2019 until 11 May 2019

Connectivity is crucial to Ingrid, between people, places and across time. Her explorations provoke and surprise us as she marries traditional ceramic processes with creative technologies. Be it the view from inside a teapot or the sounds from the streets of Jaipur, her pieces connect us to different perspectives and stories. Seen and unseen is a witty expansion of the languages and qualities of clay.

Jin Eui Kim

Jin Eui Kim

The development of tonal clays and techniques towards new artworks

Gallery 3

30 March 2019 until 11 May 2019

This research and development project funded by Arts Council of Wales was launched to develop new techniques to create artworks which have the potential to influence the viewer’s perception in three-dimensional and two-dimensional artworks.

During the project Jin has explored two-dimensional work by developing and using  new tonal clays to make modules with particular patterns. The modules can be juxtaposed together to potentially experiment with creating larger scale architectural artworks in the future.

Venus

Venus

Main Gallery

02 February 2019 until 16 March 2019

 

Several years before his death, artist William Brown proposed a three artist exhibition exploring the theme of Venus. William had for some years, prompted by his ‘discovery’ of a small carved votive figure in a cave above the village of Blaengwynfi, produced paintings and prints on the theme.

Roger Moss and Keith Bayliss have researched and produced new work in a variety of media – painting, prints, drawings and sculpture to accompany some of William Brown’s originals. The exhibition includes three bronze figures of ‘Venus’ one from each of the artists.

Justine Allison

Justine Allison

Language of Clay: Shifting Lines

Main Gallery

01 December 2018 until 19 January 2019

Justine Allison’s intricately made vessels are eloquent and uplifting. Light is attracted to them, held, and radiates from them. There is a quietude to Justine’s work that reflects both the meditative process of its making and the grace of the finished forms. Justine has her own language of clay. Balanced between functional and sculptural, her ceramic practice is rich and original. With a profound understanding of her materials and a honed visual aesthetic, Justine’s vessels are resolved.

Shifting Lines is an exhibition in The Language of Clay series, a Mission Gallery National Touring initiative curated By Ceri Jones.

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Gallery 3

01 December 2018 until 19 January 2019

Sanctuary is a celebration of natural materials and their place in our homes and hearts. Creating a space that is warm and welcoming, counteracting our busy day-to-day lives, using textures such as soft leather, linen, warm wool, rustic wood and ceramics creating an oasis of calm. Understated, functional, elegant and above all a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. 

Another Shed Production, Elaine Bolt, James Burnett-Stuart, Kirby Woodworks, Rosie Brewer, Sian O'Doherty, Susie Vaughan, Takahashi McGil, Woolly Mammoth Fabrics

Bonner Leather

Bonner Leather

Craft Showcase

01 December 2018 until 19 January 2019

With backgrounds in sculpture and librarianship Bonner leather established their workshop in 2014 and currently work out of their studio a few miles miles from Cirencester.
 
Concentrating on simple form and design, and multi-material integration – combining leather, cork, wool felt, plywood and aluminium – they aim to create contemporary pieces of function and utility.