The Craft Potters Association at fifty – The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester

The Craft Potters Association at fifty - The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester - The Gallery at Bevere is a major centre for modern and contemporary studio ceramics and pottery - along with quality paintings and original prints, glass artworks, woodwork, metalwork and jewellery by well known British and International Artists - Framing, Café and Summer Sculpture Trail.

Worcester gallery hosts 50th Anniversary celebration
for leading national association of ceramics

A veritable who’s who and A-Z of style, technique and expression

Saturday 2nd June – Saturday 28th July 2007

The Craft Potters Association of Great Britain (CPA) was established in 1958, and is the national body representing ceramic artists in the UK. To celebrate 50 years of the CPA, The Gallery at Bevere in Worcester is proud to be host to a two month long event which includes a major gallery exhibition with the work of over 40 potters being represented and work by 20 ceramicists on show in the courtyard, woods and gardens.

Collector’s Commemorative Catalogue

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The 40 or so potters that were selected to exhibit demonstrate the richness and diversity of the studio pottery tradition as well as confirming that ceramic art and craft continues to flourish and develop 50 years on.

Work by all of the makers will constantly be on show in the three galleries for the two months and will be exhibited in a sympathetic way to allow each piece enough space to be seen and enjoyed. The Gallery was rebuilt then relaunched in May of 2006 when it embarked on its ambitious and exciting ceramics programme. Space and light were essential in its restructuring and the open ceilings, floor to ceiling glass panels and modern lighting all facilitate the display of work fitting for such a rich and diverse display of celebratory work.

“Sculpture is an art of the open air. Daylight, sunlight is necessary to it, and for me its best setting and complement is nature.” – Henry Moore

The Garden Sculpture Trail will lead the visitor around the courtyard into the garden and on through the laurel canopy, yew and oak trees, all the time taking in the wonderful herbaceous borders and views across rolling Worcestershire countryside. As one corner is turned and a piece of ceramic presents itself another is not far away, waiting to be found and admired. Work on display will be as diverse as birdbaths from Sarah Walton, a Christine Ann-Richards’ Wave Pot to Patricia Volk’s deity heads and Simon Hulbert’s terracotta pieces. With work from 20 makers there will be plenty to look out for and plenty of opportunity to simply amble on the lawn or sit and enjoy the moment.

Jenade’s at The Gallery will provide the opportunity to eat and drink in an informal and relaxed area of the courtyard whilst still enjoying some of the garden ceramics and taking in the atmosphere of rural Worcester. Jenade’s at The Gallery coffee shop will offer customers the same high standard of locally sourced food and drink as at their well-loved shop on The Tything in Worcester.
Gourmet light bites and sandwiches, award winning scotch eggs, mouth-watering hand produced cakes and biscuits, olives, pates, organic chutneys and preserves, chocolate, fair-trade coffee directly from the growers, daily specials and much more will all be included on the menu.

It is significant that so many potters have given their unqualified commitment to this important celebration. Whilst there are those that have predicted the demise of studio pottery in the wake of mass production and the fashion for interior design makeovers, this unique event signals that such obituaries are not only premature but without foundation.

Exhibitors in the Gallery

Duncan Ayscough, Sylph Baier, Matthew Blakely, Joy Bosworth, Loretta Braganza, Deirdre Burnett, Ian Byers, Clare Conrad, Emmanuel Cooper, Jane Cox, Eddie Curtis, Mike Dodd, Jack Doherty, Bridget Drakeford, Sarah Dunstan, Penny Fowler, Carolyn Genders, Morgen Hall, Frank Hamer, Keiko Harada, Ashley Howard, Claire Ireland, Bernard Irwin, David Jones, Walter Keeler, Giles Le Corre, John leach, Ivar Mackay, Fenella Mallalieu, John Maltby, Marcio Mattos, Eric James Mellon, Catrin Mostyn Jones, Phil Rogers, Duncan Ross, Georgia Shearman, Anna Silverton, Fiona Thompson, Craig Underhill, Josie Walter, John Ward, Sasha Wardell, John Wheeldon, Mary Wondrausch

Ceramic artworks…

Exhibitors in the Garden

Billy Adams, Jonathan Barrett-Danes, David Binns, Sandy Brown, Gordon Cooke, Nigel Edmondson, Alan Foxley, Jonathan Garratt, Carolyn Genders, Karin Hessenberg, Wendy Hoare, Simon Hulbert, Paul Jackson, Roger Lewis, Kate Mellors, Christine-Ann Richards, Jim Robison, Philip Simmonds, Stoltzman and Thomas, Patricia Volk, Sarah Walton

Sculpture Trail Exhibition…

Event Launch on Saturday 2nd June 11am – 2pm to be officially opened by jack Doherty Chairman of the CPA

Admission is free to the galleries and Ceramics in the Garden sculpture trail and there is plenty of free parking.

Refreshments by Jenade’s

Exhibitions run until 28th July

2nd October – 31st October 2010

New Creations

4th September – 26th September 2010

Eric James Mellon – Potter and Painter

7th August – 29th August 2010

The German Show – an exciting mix of styles and approaches in German studio pottery

3rd July – 1st August 2010

In the New Space – The Bowl

5th June – 27th June 2010

The Summer Show In the New Space

30th April – 30th May 2010

Of the Earth – Chris Carter – A solo show by one of the singular voices of studio ceramics

6th March – 28th March 2010

The Salt Show – An exhibition to demonstrate the growing interest in salt glazing and the diversity of the styles and approaches

6th March – 28th March 2010

The Salt Show – An exhibition to demonstrate the growing interest in salt glazing and the diversity of the styles and approaches

6th February – 28th February 2010

Figuratively Speaking – The first figurative / sculptural ceramic exhibition that has been mounted at the gallery. It involves a number of the most exciting artists in contemporary ceramics

9th January – 31st January 2010

The Graduate Show – brings together some of the most promising ceramic and applied arts graduates from the 2009 graduation

5th December – 31st December 2009

The Christmas Show – Across the galleries a diverse range of ceramics, paintings, prints, jewellery, glass, floral designs and wood with Christmas in mind

7th November – 29th November 2009

Out of the Fire – An exhibition of ceramics by potters for whom the firing process is more than the final stage of the making process

3rd October – 1st November 2009

Print and Clay – An exhibition of ceramics and original prints

5th Spetember – 27th September 2009

Out of America – An exhibition of ceramics and original photographs

8th August – 30th August 2009

Pattern, Colour and Form

4th July – 2nd August 2009

Art Europe / John Piper

6th June – 28th June 2009

The Glass and Wood Show / Ceramics by Jill Fanshawe Kato

2nd May – 31st May 2009

South Wales Potters Association Group Show

4th April – 26th April 2009

TOGETHER – An exhbition of ceramics, bronze and paintings

7th March – 29th March 2009


7th February – 1st March 2009


10th January – 1st February 2009

THE GRADUATE SHOW 09 – Featuring work by 21 Graduates from 2008 in Ceramics, Glass, Wood, Textiles, Metal and Painting

6th December – 28th December 2008

THE CHRISTMAS SHOW – An exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings

1st November – 28th December 2008

Christmas Courtyard – selling locally made individual stylish decorations for Christmas and beyond

4th October – 30th November 2008

Form, Tone and Texture – An exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings

6th September – 28th September 2008

MASTERS OF THEIR ART – An exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings by highly regarded experts

5th July – 31st August 2008

SUMMER EXHIBITION – Sculptures, Ceramics and Paintings

7th June – 29th June 2008

Henri Matisse at The Gallery – An exhibition of Henri Matisse Original Lithographs

5th April – 1st June 2008

The Art Of Dining – An exhibition of Paintings and Ceramics

1st March – 30th March 2008

From The Same Earth – An exhibition of Pastel Paintings and Ceramics

12th January – 24th February 2008

The Graduate Show – update

12th January – 24th February 2008

The Graduate Show – Work by 17 of the best graduates from 2007 in ceramics and glass

1st December – 30th December 2007

Full Circle – Greece and Bevere – an exhibition of original paintings by Christopher Hughes

3rd November – 25th November 2007

Individual Voices – an exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings

6th October – 28th October 2007

Tradition and Talent – an exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings

1st September – 29th September 2007

Peninsula Exhibition – an exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings

4th August – 25th August 2007

Exploring new boundaries – an exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings

1st July – 28th July 2007

If you go down to the woods today……

2nd June – 28th July 2007

The Craft Potters Association at fifty – a veritable who’s who and A-Z of style, technique and expression

5th May – 26th May 2007

“New Pots” solo exhibition featuring stoneware pottery by Phil Rogers

7th April – 28th April 2007

“Spring Surprises – New Vessels” featuring John Jelfs with Claudia Lis and Françoise Dufayard

3rd March – 31st March 2007

“Figures, Objects, Abstracts” featuring John Higgins, Jude Jelfs and Christy Keeney

3rd Feb – 24th Feb 2007

“Difference and Diversity in Clay” by Bethan Lloyd Worthington, Clare Crouchman, Ninna Gøtzsche, Annabel Faraday and James and Tilla Waters

6th Jan – 22nd Jan 2007

“New Faces, New Work” by 2005 Degree Show potters from Harrow and Wolverhampton Schools of Ceramics

2nd Dec – 30th Dec 2006

“Raku – The Spirit in the Fire” works by Tim Andrews, David Jones and Emma Johnstone

4th Nov – 25th Nov 2006

Porcelain – A Capricious Beauty” by Chris Keenan, Jack Doherty and Joanna Howells

7th Oct – 28th Oct 2006

An exhibition of Ceramics by Emma Rodgers and Tina Vlassopulos

2nd Sept – 30th Sept 2006

“Now and Then” by Jitka Palmer and Earthenware, Stoneware and Porcelain by Roger Lewis

5th Aug – 26th Aug 2006

“Ceramics by Two Potters”

1st July – 29th July 2006

Solo ceramics exhibition by Paul Jackson.

3rd June – 24th June 2006

Ceramics and Art Exhibition – Featuring slipware pottery by Clive Bowen and Michael Eden.

5th May – 27th May 2006

Ceramics Exhibition – Featuring the works of Jane Hamlyn, John Pollex and Gilda Westermann

The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester
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