Press and News – Ceramics by Two Potters – The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester

Press and News - Ceramics by Two Potters - 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.

“Ceramics by Two Potters”
Carolyn Genders and Kochevet Bendavid
5th Aug – 26th Aug 2006

Also paintings by artists Duncan Macgregor and Richard Pargeter; glass by Martin Andrews garden art by Nigel Edmondson, Sarah Walton, Christine-Ann Richards and Katie Green plus new works by local house artists Alan Yates and Michael Brazier.

Visitors will find a feast for their eyes at the latest exhibition to be staged at The Gallery at Bevere when two of the country’s leading potters, Kochevet Bendavid and Carolyn Genders, show off their contrasting styles. The exhibition “Ceramics by Two Potters” runs from Saturday, 5th August to Saturday, 26th August.

With a focus on the pleasures of dining, Kochevet Bendavid says of her work, “I have been making tableware for every day use for many years. I create sumptuous serving dishes for special occasions, which are designed to provide a focal point at the centre of the table, provoke thought and surprise and heighten the shared aesthetic pleasure of the participants. I use very soft porcelain and apply lush, fluid, colourful glazes, to make sensual forms which speak of generosity, warmth, plenitude and the joy of dining in company.”

Kochevet, who is a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association, was born in Israel and, having completed a BA in History of Art and English Literature at the Hebrew University, came to England to study ceramics. She now lives in Dulwich, London and says she became deeply interested in functional domestic ware during the HND Ceramic Design course at Harrow College. With published articles such as “Dinner Party Politics” and previous exhibitions including “What a Dish”, her focus is very clear.

The work of Carolyn Genders, who lives in East Sussex, is inspired by nature. A Fellow of the Craft Potters Association as well as a member of the Society of Craftsmen and Designers, she has been a professional ceramicist for more than 20 years.

She says, “Nature continues to be the over-riding inspiration for my work: pebbles, rock strata, space and distance and land all excite me, generating ideas. Sketchbook drawings and notes record my personal vision and direct response to the rhythm and movement, surface and pattern of landscape and natural forms. Some pieces have textured surfaces that interact with the play of light accentuating shape. Other pieces have coloured and linear surfaces that create a feeling of rhythm and movement, emphasising form. Distinctive cut and shaped rims draw attention to the interior volume. My work is informed by my love of drawing, mark making and painting that for me are personal but important parallel activities.”

Gallery owner Kim Taylor said, “We’re delighted to have such eminent potters in our ceramics programme. It proves you don’t have to go to the capital to see some of the best of modern studio pottery – you can find it here in Worcester!”

The monthly series of ceramics exhibitions run from the first Saturday to the last Saturday of the month.

Throughout, there are paintings and other works of art on display and available to buy.

In August, two local painters will be exhibiting their work at The Gallery. Worcester painter Alan Yates works as an architect’s advisor for Europe’s largest Aluminium Curtain Walling and Window system provider, and in his spare time searches for new scenes in the wonderful local countryside. Alan enjoys painting in watercolour in a loose style, and pen and wash for its speed and simplicity, but more recently has enjoyed a great deal of success and satisfaction with pastel painting. The second painter exhibiting at The Gallery in August is Cheltenham-based Michael Brazier, a commercial officer at the Ministry of Defence. Michael’s work in oils typically includes landscapes, urban scenes and figures, and he finds inspiration in Worcestershire, Shropshire, Wales and the Marches as well as in cities, motorways and the sky.

From 5th August to 28th October, also on show will be glass by one of the UK’s leading glassmakers Martin Andrews; Garden Art by Nigel Edmondson, Sarah Walton, Christine-Ann Richards and Katie Green; and paintings by the UK’s celebrated marine artist Duncan Macgregor and by Richard Pargeter.

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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