JANE MUIR, EMMA JEFFRYES & PAUL ANDERSON
30th March to 11th May
New Craftsman launches its 2013 season with an exhibition of sculptural ceramics by Jane Muir, paintings by Emma Jeffryes and elemental furniture by Paul Anderson. Click on the images below to see the exhibition details.
A graduate of both Central St Martins and the Royal College of Art, Jane Muir's characterful hand painted ceramic figures are based on her witty observations of everyday people, creatures, plants and objects. Playfully addressing ideas of irony and stereotype, her warmly amusing and beautifully crafted works vary in size from small intimate pieces to larger sculptures, each with a unique emotional and visual appeal.
Alongside this exhibition is a collection of new works by St Ives artist Emma Jeffryes, whose vibrantly coloured and freely composed paintings of St Ives town, beach and harbour reflect her passion for painting the colour and bustle of the West Cornwall coast.
There will also be a collection of sculptural furniture by artist and craftsman Paul Anderson. Using relic and reclaimed oak he finds from old boats, gates, fences and buildings, Anderson constructs striking elemental thrones, tables and benches which, despite their ancient quality, sit perfectly in a contemporary settings.
On show throughout March and April
Private View 30th March 6.30 to 8.30 pm. For an invitation please add your details to our mailing list
LUCIE BRAY & SARAH PURVEY
25th May to 6th July
An exhibition of paintings by highly regarded St Ives painter Lucie Bray, who returns to New Craftsman this year for her third solo NC show. One of only a handful of contemporary local painters who work completely in the outdoors, Bray's energetic oil paintings are defined by the distinctive and incidental quality of her mark marking.
Alongside Lucie's work will be an exhibition of ceramics by Sarah Purvey, whose hand built, crank clay works are known for their strong form and bold, scribed surfaces. Purvey's landscape inspired pieces have been exhibited both nationally and as far away as Tokyo and New York.
On show throughout May and June
Available throughout the year
New Craftsman proudly continues to be the Leach Pottery's town centre stockist of the new Leach Tableware.
New Craftsman has a diverse programme of exhibitions planned for 2013, incorporating painting, ceramics, sculpture and jewellery by contemporary artists and craftspeople including: Akiko Hirai, Shirley Foot, Judy Buxton, Derya Erdem, Lawrence Murley, Breon O'Casey, Adam Buick, John Maltby, Neil Canning, John Hoyland, Bea Jareno, Helen Noakes, John Miller, John Piper, Amanda Ray, Bryan Pearce, Neil Davies, Lucie Bray, David Pearce, Matthew Lanyon, Tracy Rees, Jack Doherty, Guy Royle and many more ....
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