Our 2014 Exhibition Programme
We have a fabulous programme of exhibitions throughout 2014, including painting, studio ceramics, sculpture and handmade jewellery by Cornwall and the UKs leading contemporary artists and craftspeople. Forthcoming exhibitions include Neil Davies, Gillies Jones Glass, Breon O’Casey, Matthew Lanyon, Chris Keenan, Matthew Chambers and Tracy and Michael Rees. Don’t forget to keep up to date with all the goings on here at NC via our monthly art blog.
Available throughout the year
New Craftsman proudly continues to be the Leach Pottery’s nominated town centre stockist of the new Leach Tableware. Handmade and fired in St Ives, each piece is made with local clay and is designed for function and beauty. Available throughout the year.
Matthew Chambers - 16 August to 12 October
From 16 August and throughout the St Ives September Festival, we are proud
to present an exhibition of sculptural ceramics by Matthew Chambers.
Chambers’ intriguingly complex geometric stoneware combines traditional
processes with a love of constructivist art and draws influence from the
work of Barbara Hepworth, Bridget Riley and the sculptural paintings of
Mondrian. From 2pm to 4pm on Saturday 16th August the artist will be
available at the New Craftsman to meet visitors and discuss the theory and
practice that underpins his work.
Jane Reeves' artwork 'Grace' to be sold to raise funds for the RNLI
As part of our exhibition from 26 July to 31 August, the collection ‘Sea Stories’ by Jane Reeves includes a work entitled ‘Grace’, inspired by Victorian heroine Grace Darling. Aged just 22, Grace was awarded the RNLI Silver Medal for Gallantry when she and her father took their small fishing boat out in a fierce storm to rescue survivors of the wrecked steamship Forfarshire. We are delighted to announce that all proceeds from the sale of ‘Grace’ will be donated in aid of the St Ives Lifeboat. Please click here to view this work and others from the collection.
Tate St Ives Commission Designer Range from Artist Emma Jeffryes
to Commemorate their 21st year
In celebration of Tate St Ives’ 21st birthday, longstanding New Craftsman artist Emma Jeffryes has been commissioned to create artwork for a limited edition commemorative mug and birthday bag. Emma’s gorgeously quirky images of St Ives bay have become synonymous with the town and have made her one of West Cornwall’s most popular painters.
The mug will be available from the re-opening of the gallery on 17 May 2014, exclusively from the Tate St Ives shop. The 21st Birthday bag, which will be given away exclusively to visitors buying a combined ticket, will be available from 20th June while stocks last.