Press and News – New Pots – The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester

Press and News - New Pots - 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.

May Exhibition in the Gallery
Opened by the celebrity ceramics expert Henry Sandon

Solo ceramics exhibition
New Pots by Phil Rogers

Supported by watercolourist Ian Cruickshank and other professional house artists and Blown Glass by Karinna Sellars and Dean Hopkins

Exhibition continues till 26th May
Gallery open 10.30am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday and Sunday 6th May

Art Day – Saturday May 12th – Watercolour Landscapes with Ian Cruickshank

Ceramics and Art Exhibition
Sat 5th May – Sat 26th May 2007

“New Pots”
Solo exhibition featuring stoneware pottery by Phil Rogers
Also new paintings by watercolourist Ian Cruickshank, Blown Glass by Karinna Sellars and Dean Hopkins and other professional house artists.

The celebrity ceramics expert Henry Sandon will be opening the May exhibition at The Gallery at Bevere near Worcester.

The exhibition features the work of Phil Rogers, one of the country’s premier stoneware potters. Now at the height of his powers, Phil will show once again how tradition and contemporary sensibilities can be combined.

Phil, who is a Fellow and past Chair of the Craft Potters Association, has exhibited extensively both in the UK and overseas while his pots are held in more than forty public collections in the UK, USA, Canada, Germany, Holland, Israel, Japan and Korea.

Working from his studio in Rhayader in Powys, Wales, most of his pots are thrown and often manipulated whilst a proportion are press-moulded. Approximately half are salt-glazed while the remainder are fired in a large downdraught reduction kiln, making extensive use of wood ash and various local materials for the glazes. A three-chambered, wood-fired climbing kiln is the latest addition to the repertoire. He has also conducted many workshops for potters in the UK and overseas and he holds an exhibition in the USA every other year.

The manufacture of Salt glazed pottery first began in 14th Century Germany and spread to England by the late 15th Century. By the end of the eighteenth and throughout the nineteenth Century Salt Glazing became widely used in industry to produce millions of cheap utilitarian wares such as ink or Ginger Beer bottles.

Phil is author of three books: “Ash Glazes”, “Salt Glazing” and “Throwing Pots”, while a book is being published in the United States by the Pucker Gallery of Boston, “But this time the book is about me rather than by me!” said Phil. “It’s published in May and called simply “Phil Rogers – potter.”

Phil continued, “My exhibition at The Gallery at Bevere features a representative selection of my current work. For the future, I have just won a major award to fund research and learning regarding my new wood-fired kiln. I made a case to the Welsh Arts Council and was rewarded with a “Creative Wales Award”. This was presented to me at the Senedd, the building in Cardiff in which the Welsh Assembly meets. The award has taken away the worry of having to produce pots commercially while I learn about my new kiln and develop my work.”

In March, Phil was invited to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London where a tea bowl – a ‘chawan’ – was gifted to the Victoria by the gallery he works with in the USA – an honour and mark of his status as one of the UK’s premier potters.

Featured Artist

Malvern-based artist Ian Cruickshank gets inspiration for his atmospheric pictures from the wonderful landscapes and seascapes of the British Isles. He started painting in watercolour in 1993 after a long career in aviation. Though entirely self-taught, his style has been greatly influenced by the works of Seago, Wesson, Fletcher-Watson and Yardley…

The works of other professional house artists also feature in the exhibition providing a variety of styles and mediums.

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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