Press and News – New Faces, New Work – The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester

Press and News - New Faces, New Work - 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.

You are invited to view our January exhibition and sale

New Faces – New Work

2005 Degree Show Potters from Harrow and Wolverhampton Schools of Ceramics – Featuring the work of Bill Kohler, Gunizi Amirak, Magdalena Gazur and Jean Jenkins

on Saturday 6th January 2007 from 11am – 2pm

Drinks and snacks will be served
Meet the artists and makers and enjoy the exhibits
Also there will be a selection of new oils and watercolours by Linda Judkins and new works by our professional house artists

Exhibition continues till 27th January
Opening Hours 10.30am – 5pm. Tuesday – Saturday and Sunday 7th January or by appointment

Ceramics and Art Exhibition
Sat 6th Jan – Sat 27th Jan 2007

“New Faces, New Work”
2005 Degree Show potters from Harrow and Wolverhampton Schools of Ceramics
Featuring Bill Kohler, Gunizi Amirak, Magdalena Gazur and Jean Jenkins.
Also new works by house artist Linda Judkins and others.

The works of four of the most talented ceramicists to graduate in 2005 will be on show at The Gallery at Bevere, near Worcester from 6th – 27th January 2007.

Royston-based Bill Kohler and Gunizi Amirak, from Harrow, graduated from the Harrow School of Ceramics and Art, while Jean Jenkins from Bridgnorth and Magdalena Gazur, from Poland, studied at the University of Wolverhampton.

Featured local house artist for January is Kidderminster-born Linda Judkins. Linda’s subject is the drama and mystery of the British countryside.

Gallery owner Kim Taylor said, “We are delighted to welcome such talented new ceramicists and some of our best local artists to The Gallery at Bevere. Visitors cannot fail to be inspired by their distinctly different styles and by the passion evident in the works on show.”

Notes on the Artists

Harrow School of Ceramics and Art

Bill Kohler of Royston, Hertfordshire
“When you work with clay and make ceramic pieces, it becomes a passion and a part of life. I wanted mine to reflect life and the world as we know it. I have accomplished this through the making of curved forms based on aspects of the human body and the world around us. These forms are coated with rich, textured, volcanic finishes which give depth of colour, and convey a feeling of space.”

Gunizi Amirak of Kenton, Harrow
“My current practices are based on thrown, functional slip wares such as cheese and service platters, bowls, jugs and mugs. I aim to achieve simple, practical, thoughtful pots which are comfortable in handling and tactile in nature to encourage everyday use. My love of nature and its wonders may it be little seeds wondering in the wind, beautiful leaves of ordinary trees, the moon, the clouds, the mountains, colours or indeed the majority of the living creatures be them the humans, domestic pets or all the fascinating occupiers of the nature are the main sources of my inspiration.”

“My jugs have cutaway spouts to which I have always been attracted. Use of cutaway spouts dates back to 2500 BC of Yortan culture in Anatolia. The features of these funeral jugs imitate curves and designs found in nature. I find both the depiction of nature and the feelings of sombreness very attractive. The cutaway spout looks simple and elegant without crowding the piece with too much in detail but in fact is a complicated structure and requires a skilful mixture of throwing and assembling.”

“In addition other influences in my practice include my Islamic background and my Turkish/Anatolian upbringing.”

Jean Jenkins of Bridgnorth, Shropshire
After a successful career as an occupational therapist, Jean gained a first-class degree in ceramics from Wolverhampton University. Using impressive technical ability, she makes large stoneware hand-built vessels of a sculptural nature, creating great visual impact. Her work received immediate recognition: ‘The Potclays Award for Outstanding Work in Clay’.

Magdalena Gazur, 27, lives in Poland. She first studied ceramics at the Wroclaw Academy of Fine Art in Poland before coming to the University of Wolverhampton to extend her studies. She is proficient in throwing, handbuilding, glaze technology, painting and drawing. Having now added graphic communications and English to her skills, she says, “The inspiration for my works is embedded in my home-landscape. Country traditional churches, a charming cottage enclosed by a fence, obscured by fields and woods. I am looking for new means of expressing these emotions. My aim is to portray my attachment, affectionate and passion for the place of my origin. Furthermore, I have the constant will to convert all experiences to 3D. I am attempting to find an interface between my paintings and ceramic’s sculpture. I am seeking a compromise and solution.” Magdalena, who is also the lead singer in a band, hopes to open her own studio one day.

Featured Painter

Kidderminster-born Linda Judkins enjoys working in an experimental way, adapting her style to suit each subject, whether it is a study of a delicate flower or a robust landscape. For this exhibition, Linda’s subject is the drama and mystery of the British countryside. She has had a number of solo exhibitions in Worcestershire and Gloucestershire with works depicting seasonal colour changes and momentary manifestations of light upon nature. She continues this theme here with her landscapes and seascapes in oil and oil pastel.

2nd October – 31st October 2010

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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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